Fancy a simple, yet delicious dish? This recipe has "easy” baked right in.
As a member of the cod family, haddock has dense white flesh, mild flavor, and a tender flaky texture. The difference, though, is its slightly sweeter taste. Because of this, haddock is often used interchangeably with its close relative, cod. And like cod, haddock has been celebrated over time for both its flavor, and versatility in the kitchen.
Whether baked, broiled, or fried, the sweet flavor and firm, yet tender texture of haddock will always reward the palate.
Whether you're cooking for yourself, your immediate family, or entertaining guests, this very New England recipe defines the term "simply delicious." And the best part? You probably have most of what you need already in your kitchen. Proof that a delicious fish dish doesn't get simpler than this.
2 lbs haddock fillets
½ cup bread crumbs (or substitute with cracker crumbs)
1 to 1½ teaspoons minced garlic
1½ tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, chives, or sweet marjoram; or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
Freshly milled pepper
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Place haddock fillets in a large baking dish. Blend together the bread crumbs, garlic, and parsley (or other spice options). Spread the surface of the fish with the mayonnaise and bread crumb mixture. Sprinkle with pepper to taste.
Bake for 8-15 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and cooked through, and the bread crumbs are lightly browned.
From the "Legal Sea Foods Cookbook" by Roger Berkowitz and Jane Doerfer, illustrated by Edward Koren.