Baked haddock is a great way to cook this tasty fish. The crispy topping of breadcrumbs with garlic adds a delicious crunch.

About Haddock

Haddock are a sea-fish that is a member of the cod family and found in the North Atlantic. In the UK it is very popular in fact second only to cod.  Haddock are a smaller fish than cod but have a similar firm flakey flesh with a slightly sweeter flavour. Being so similar to cod they are often interchangable in recipes.

Preparation time will be about five minutes. The cooking time will be about 20-25 minutes.  The quantities below will serve four.

Ingredients For Baked Haddock

4 x 170g haddock fillet, skinned and boned from Walter Purkis & Sons
2tbsp Olive oil, plus extra oil for greasing
2 Handfuls cherry tomatoes, halved
1 Head of broccoli, broken into small florets and blanched
1 Garlic clove
100g Breadcrumbs
1 Lemon zest and juice
2 Handfuls of  parsley roughly chopped
Salt and pepper for seasoning

Cooking Method For Baked Haddock

Preheat your oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas mark 8

Lightly oil a large, ovenproof baking dish and lay the tomatoes and broccoli in the base. Place the Haddock fillets on top.

In a separate bowl, toss together the garlic (finely chopped), breadcrumbs, lemon zest, juice and parsley, and season to taste with salt and black pepper. When mixed form the crust by gently pressing the breadcrumb mixture onto the top of the fish.

Drizzle the oil over the fish and veg, and bake for 10 minutes or until the fish flakes slightly when pressed and the crust is golden and crunchy. You can tell when the fish is cooked as it will change colour from translucent to white. Serve immediately and spoon over some of the cooking juices from the dish.

This baked haddock recipe come from the Fish is the Dish website where you can find this and lots of other fishy recipes.