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Cod alla Puttanesca

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Delight your taste buds with our flavorful Cod alla Puttanesca recipe! This Mediterranean-inspired dish features succulent cod fillet, tangy olives, zesty capers, and juicy cherry tomatoes, all simmered to perfection in a fragrant sauce. Low-carb, high-protein, and diabetes-friendly, this delectable meal is a must-try for those seeking a healthy and satisfying culinary experience!

Serving Suggestions/Tips:

Serve Cod alla Puttanesca over a bed of cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles for a low-carb option.

Accompany the dish with a side of sautéed spinach or steamed broccoli to boost the nutrient content.

Garnish with extra fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon to enhance the flavors.



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  • 1 fillet of cod (approximately 20g protein)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to your spice preference)

  • 1/4 cup pitted black olives, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pat dry the cod fillet with paper towels and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. In a non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion, sauté until the onion becomes translucent.

  3. Add the red pepper flakes, black olives, and capers to the skillet. Stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

  4. Gently place the seasoned cod fillet on top of the sautéed mixture in the skillet.

  5. Add the halved cherry tomatoes around the cod fillet. Pour the low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth into the skillet.

  6. Cover the skillet and let it simmer for about 8-10 minutes or until the cod is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

  7. Remove the skillet from the heat and drizzle the fresh lemon juice over the cod fillet.

  8. Sprinkle the chopped fresh parsley on top for garnish.

  9. Serve the Cod alla Puttanesca with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh green salad.


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