FitFitBanner Images

Recipes Recipes

Cod Piccata

Share on Tumblr

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

You’ll love this spicy, tasty, cod recipe. It’s the perfect way to spice up dinnertime.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 3‐4 ounce cod fillets
  • ½ cup coarse bread crumbs
  • ½ cup chicken broth (or ¼ cup chicken broth and ¼ cup white wine)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
  • 2‐4 tablespoons capers, or as desired


    1. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
    2. Dredge fillets in bread crumbs and add to pan. Do not overcrowd, but work in batches if necessary. Cook for 2‐3 minutes each side, or until lightly brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
    3. Add chicken broth, white wine (if desired) and lemon juice to the pan. Bring to boil, stirring to loosen any brown bits. Continue cooking until the sauce is slightly thickened.
    4. Return fish to pan to warm and garnish with capers and parsley.
    5. To serve, place fish on plate and spoon sauce over all. If desired, add some red pepper flakes.
Photo by Flicker user elana’s pantry / CC BY-NC 2.0

Reminder: The ingredients in a recipe determine if it should be eaten every day, some days, or on special occasions. It's up to you and you doctor to determine what can be part of a healthy diet for you and any special needs you may have.

Comments are closed.

Photo by Flicker user mollycakes / CC BY-NC 2.0

Move Over, Kale Chips! Kale Buds Are Here

By Lari Robling - April 18th, 2012

High Tunnel farming caught my eye because its extended growing season adds to the amount of local produce we get. While farm manager Aviva Asher was tidying up the winter crop to make way for spring, I discovered another benefit of local growing: use what you’ve got.

December 2014
« Jun    

Got a question for Fit? Want to submit your own "fit and fresh" recipe? Have a good story idea for us?

Contact us at

Get Healthy Philly is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative, a federal effort to: prevent and delay chronic disease, reduce risk factors, promote wellness in children and adults, and provide positive sustainable health change in our communities.

Food Fit Philly is part of Get Healthy Philly, a program that works to reduce and prevent obesity and related chronic diseases (like heart disease and diabetes) by increasing access to healthy foods that people can afford.

Your body needs help when it's time to quit. SmokeFree Philly is a program of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health that offers support and tools to help smokers quit. The goal of SmokeFree Philly is to: help people to quit smoking, stop people from starting to use tobacco, and reduce heart disease, cancer and other illnesses caused by smoking.