Herb-crusted haddock

Herb-crusted haddock

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
If you use unsmoked fish with this recipe, it's a great source of Omega-3

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving (unsmoked)

  • kcal324
  • fat14g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.87g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 skinless unsmoked or smoked haddock fillets, approx 140g/5oz each



    A white-fleshed salt water fish often compared with cod in flavour and texture. Found on the…

  • 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp garlic paste or 1 garlic clove, crushed



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 100g white breadcrumbs
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 handfuls flat-leaf parsley, leaves roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Lightly oil a large baking tray, then lay the haddock and tomatoes alongside each other. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the garlic paste or crushed garlic, then spread evenly over the fish.

  2. In a separate bowl, toss together the breadcrumbs, lemon zest, juice and parsley, and season to taste. Top the fish with the breadcrumb mixture. Drizzle olive oil over the fish and tomatoes, and bake for 15 mins or until the fish flakes slightly when pressed and the crust is golden and crunchy.

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Comments (52)

lourolls01's picture

I have made this several times and everyone loves it. I also use wholemeal breadcrumbs to make it healthier. I have served it with home-made oven chips and posh mushy peas (garden peas seasoned and mashed with crème fraiche). Perfect every time & incredibly easy!

pnutjones's picture

This is a delicious dish and very easy to do. It is a firm favourite in our house.

silver78's picture

This was very quick and easy and loved by all, including 7yr old son who doesn't always like fish and says he doesn't like mayo!
I had frozen haddock so cooked it wrapped in foil for first 15 mins then added topping and baked for last 15 mins.
Will definately be making this again.

scabs1's picture

Delicious! Will defintely do this again

kimchua's picture

ReallY nice recipe, even my fish hating husband liked it. I used Mesa sunrise cereal flakes instead of breadcrumbs and it worked.

fleurie63's picture

simply delicious

helenclayton's picture

This was such a great dish... I added some grated parmesan to the breadcrumb / lemon / parsley mix... haven't had this dish before so don't know whether it would make a difference but it was really nice anyway! Served with home made chips and a green salad.

charliefarlie1234's picture

Bloomin great recipe! VERY quick and looks and tastes dinner party worthy! LUSH!

ackeraj's picture

Delicious. Am a confirmed fish and batter man, but cooked this dish the first time today for me and my wife - got plenty of Brownie points. No more chippie batter, it's not good for me!

devaodoherty's picture

Loved this! So easy to prepare. The tomatoes are great with it, they add a lovely sweetness. Will definitely make again.

cookie-lover15's picture

i love this recipe especially since it heled me to win the young chef compotition. it is know my all time favorite!!

jburton's picture

Could the Mayo be substituted for something else as we dont eat it?

tamsinjames's picture

Beautiful with a bit of salad and some new potatoes - highly recommended!

joannestephen's picture

Delicious with some homemade potato wedges

willowthebunny's picture

This is a lovely recipe, works well as it is but is also adaptable. We always use less mayo (as one of us hates it) and it turns out great. This makes a nice family tea or you could "tart it up "for a dinner party. Brilliant!

chloepearson2005's picture

I Changed The White Breadcrumbs For Brown Breadcrumbs, And It Still Tasted Amazing, But With Added Health Benefits

bailyes's picture

I just used the crust recipe with salmon fillets, omitting the tomatoes and it was very good indeed. Have made it several times now with different fish and with brown bread crumbs.

deekay78's picture

Hmmm very tasty, I made this with smoked haddock and will be making it again. I've previously used dijon mustard on fish to hold on a herb crust but it was nice and light with the mayo, even my 2 year old enjoyed it. I served it with sweet potato wedges and green beans. I think filling, tasty and healthy.

domesticgoddesskate's picture

This is now a firm family favourite of ours and great for dinner parties as you can prep it before guests come and then just pop it in the oven when you're ready. I find it goes best with brown basmati rice, boiled in veg stock and a green salad. We sometimes add peas to the rice at the end of cooking or steam some tender stem broccoli. Works well with a lemon tart and cream for dessert.


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