Lemon Piccata Cod is a simple, delicious dish that features pan-seared cod, cooked in butter, and topped with a lemon, wine and caper sauce to serve.
Place about 2-3 Tablespoons of flour onto a dinner sized plate. Add salt and pepper, then mix these ingredients together, and spread it out on the plate.
Rinse the cod fillets, and then pat them dry with paper towels. Place each cod fillet into the flour mixture one at a time, and "dredge" the fish in the flour to completely cover BOTH sides.
Heat 2 Tablespoons butter (on medium heat) in a large non-stick skillet. When butter has melted and skillet is really hot, add the pieces of fish. Cook the fish for about 4 minutes. When the bottom of the fish is nice and golden brown, carefully turn the fish to the other side. Continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crispy on the outside. TIP: The butter will brown as you cook the fish. Spoon the browned butter over the top of the fish as they cook (after turning to second side). Do this often, because it helps to add even more flavor! Once the fish is done, remove from the skillet and keep warm while you make the pan sauce. Do NOT clean the skillet. Leave all that browned butter in there!
To the browned butter in the skillet, add the white wine and minced garlic. Cook on medium high heat until the garlic has slightly browned and some of the wine has cooked away. This will take 2-3 minutes (approximately). Add chicken broth, lemon juice and the capers to the skillet. Cook until very hot (2-3 minutes), and then add 1 Tablespoons of butter to the skillet, to finish the sauce. Cook, stirring often until butter has melted and is incorporated into the sauce. Once done, you are ready to serve the dish! To serve, place the fish onto dinner plates. Spoon the lemon piccata sauce over the surface of the fish. Feel free to use as much or as little sauce as you wish. Enjoy!
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