Why Cod Piccata? Why Not? This is such an easy dish to make and the flavors are to die for. I simply can’t help it. I always cook what I feel like eating on a given day. It just happened that I was at the grocery store and the cod in the seafood department looked so fresh and yummy, so, I had to get it and hurried home to make it.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Approximate Cost: $11.43 or $5.72 per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy __X__ Intermediate ____ Advanced
1 ½ lb. of Cod fish cut in pieces ($3.99)
1 ½ tbsp. Angie’s Dry Seasoning (or the one of your choice) (see my link for recipe) (.40)
2 ½ tbsp. Olive oil (.50)
¼ cup of all-purpose flour (.35)
1 tsp. minced garlic (.25)
1 cup white wine ($2.00)
½ cup of beef broth (.55)
1 lemon, sliced (.40)
2 tbsp. unsalted butter (.35)
2 tbsp. Capers (drained) (.30)
1 handful bunch of chopped Parsley (.35)
In a shallow plate, add the flour, ½ tsp. of my seasoning and mix well.
Season the fish with 1 tbsp. of my seasoning and ½ tbsp. Olive oil.
Using one cod filet at a time, add them to the flour mix and cover well on both sides. Remove and place on a plastic or foil paper until ready to cook.
Add at least ½ tbsp. of olive oil at a time to a skillet on med high, place one cod fish and cook until golden brown. Remove and let them rest on paper towel.
Once both fish are cooked and removed, add the butter to the skillet.
Then add the wine, capers and the beef broth.
Cook until the sauce is reduced at least by half and it starts to get thick. If it doesn’t, add a tsp. of the flour mix to the sauce and whisk well to avoid lumps.
Cook the Couscous according to package directions. (90 seconds)
Add the fish back to the skillet and you are ready to plate.
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
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