Live!: Stanley Tucci Cod Baked with Tomatoes and Olives Recipe


Kelly & Michael: Stanley Tucci Halloween

Award-winning actor Stanley Tucci came by to cook with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. I mostly know him from The Devil Wears Prada and the Hunger Games movies, but I was excited to see what he was like as a cook too.

Before introducing Tucci, Kelly & Michael showed a clip of one of their Halloween specials where they danced to Beyoncé. It was pretty hilarious. It was from 2009 and was one of their “more terrifying episodes for obvious reasons.” They all looked like female impersonators, “even me,” Kelly said.


Kelly & Michael: Cod Baked with Tomatoes and Olives Recipe

Live!: Stanley Tucci Cod Baked with Tomatoes and Olives Recipe

Stanley Tucci cooked Cod Baked with Tomatoes and Olives on Kelly & Michael. (Lilyana Vynogradova /

Tucci cooked one of his favorite recipes: Cod Baked with Tomatoes and Olives. It was from his best-selling book The Tucci Table. But first they congratulated Tucci because he’s expecting a new baby. “I’ll be young again,” he said. He’s very excited. He’s also about to come back in the new Hunger Games movie. His character Caesar is nuts. He has great hair. “Any hair appeals to me,” he said. He also has great teeth.

Michael has a picture of his first time cooking with Tucci in his dressing room. His newest book is from recipes he’s picked up. But he and his wife also bonded over food, so he has a lot of British dishes in it. This is one of the dishes they love to cook together. Kelly’s scared to cook cod. It’s not a sustainable fish. We’re running out, so it can be substituted with halibut, sea bass, or group. It’s also a simple dish to make. You can also use fresh tomatoes if you want and you can also cook it on the stovetop rather than the oven if you want. Kelly & Michael tried the dish with Tucci. And they all loved it. The Tucci Table is available now and it’s very user-friendly.


Kelly & Michael: Stanley Tucci Cod Baked with Tomatoes and Olives Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 14 oz. can Whole Tomatoes
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Bay Leaf and basil
  • 3 oz. Black Olives
  • Capers (Optional)
  • Kosher Salt & Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 4-6 Cod Fillets

Stanley Tucci: Kelly & Michael Baked Cod with Tomatoes and Olives Recipe Directions

  1. Add olive oil to a very hot pan
  2. Crush the tomatoes
  3. Put onions and garlic in the pan
  4. Add the tomatoes to make the sauce.
  5. Add bay leaf and basil if you want
  6. Add olives
  7. Add capers
  8. Add salt and pepper
  9. Let the sauce cook for 20 minutes
  10. Preheat oven to 350 F
  11. Put some of the sauce in the bottom of a baking dish
  12. Place cod in the sauce
  13. Put more sauce on top
  14. Put some olive oil on top
  15. Add some salt
  16. Cover with foil
  17. Bake it in the oven for 10-20 minutes
  18. Let rest before serving

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  1. Kelly Harrington says

    Why did you remove the video? The directions are not clear when you take into account the pictures and the ingredients. No mention of oven temperature. Please clarify this recipe!!

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