Baked Mediterranean Cod and Asparagus

In less than 30 minutes, this seafood meal is on the dinner table. It follows the Mediterranean cooking style: the simpler the better.

Baked Mediterranean Cod and Asparagus
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 cod fillets, skinned (1-1/2 lb.)

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 recipe Olive Relish (see Recipe Center)

Olive Relish

  • ¼ cup chopped and pitted kalamata olives or pitted ripe olives

  • ¼ cup chopped French green olives with Herbs de Provence, French green Picholine olives or pimiento-stuffed green olives

  • ¼ cup pepperoncini peppers (stems removed)

  • 2 tablespoon chopped red onion

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon drained capers

  • ½ teaspoon snipped fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Lightly coat 15x10x1-inch baking pan with some of the olive oil. On one side of pan arrange cod fillets, turning under any thin portions. Brush fish with 1 teaspoon remaining olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 5 minutes. Place asparagus in opposite side of pan; brush with remaining olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. Bake 7 to 10 minutes more or until cod flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve fish with Olive Relish and asparagus. Makes 4 servings.

Olive Relish

Olive Relish:

  1. In small bowl, combine kalamata olives, pimiento-stuffed green olives; pepperoncini peppers; red onion; olive oil; red wine vinegar; capers; oregano; and pepper. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
9g Fat
3g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 309mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 7.1mg 35%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 838mg 18%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.