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)

longtallj's picture

Very good, made with unsmoked haddock, crunchy topping was lovely. We had with boiled potatoes and broccoli so a very healthy meal. The tomatoes gave it a tangy sweet taste. Will definitley be making again.

janice88's picture

Tried this for the first time tonight and it was very well received by all. Would work with cod too as similar texture to haddock. We loved the added ingredients which enhanced but not masked the lovely flavour of the haddock. Also the crunchiness of the breadcrumb topping was really good. I have been looking for a light and healthy alternative to battered fish and am bored with egg & breadcrumbs, so will be using this recipe from now on. So simple and very quick to prepare too.

pageface's picture

I made this last night with unsmoked haddock. A delicious, simple and light fish recipe for the summer. I followed the recipe exactly though it's fairly easy to adapt to your own tastes. I served the fish with a jacket potato and salad which went perfectly. I'll be adding this to my favourites.

lizleicester's picture

Used smoked haddock and it was a simple, delicious meal.

anamarie15's picture

This is soo delicious & easy 2 do...&..I will definitely be making it again very soon.

rosievimes's picture

The fish was cooked beautifully, and had a real melt in the mouth texture. The combination of the garlic mayonnaise and breadcrumbs worked perfectly, and the tomatoes added that extra bit of moisture and tang. Served with some extra steamed veg, will certainly be making this again.

nursenicola's picture

Very simple and tasty meal, will definitely make again! Worked very well with Panko Japanese breadcrumbs which made it very light. Great for a fuss free mid-week dinner. Definitely recommend!

probypark's picture

Don't eat fish too often, but will definitely make this again. Very tasty, simple and quick to make. Some of my family who aren't fish lovers, thought this was delicious.

leadyju's picture

Beautiful, so tasty, one of the best fish recipes I have tried, will definitely enjoy again and again

cnedwards's picture

Done this many times ,yummy

lcoates90's picture

I used mediterranean bread for the breadcrumbs and served it with roasted tomatoes, peppers, onion and sweet potatoes and my family loved it. The lemon flavour in the topping was lovely. Perhaps a little less mayonnaise is needed - just enough to make the breadcrumbs stick without making it soggy.

kathy535's picture

This was really easy and rally nice. Serviced with rosemary roasted potatoes and green beans. Will definitely do again.

wilma62's picture

I'm not a great fan of fish but realise it is good for you. I tried this recipe tonight - it is simple - and really delicious! Will be cooking it again! I used wholemeal breadcrumbs, but it still tasted lovely.

dairymilkeverytime's picture

Delicious, and so easy.
Looks pretty on the plate, lovely and colourful, will definitely make it a regular.

kwright1's picture

Easy to do; tastes delicious. I used unsmoked haddock and ordinary tomatoes cut in half and I put the topping on them too.

belindacaroline's picture

Forgot to rate it.

belindacaroline's picture

Excellent !!! Healthy, quick, easy, tasty and looks very appetising....I think I could get away with serving this for dinner guests !!!

southernpapaya's picture

We cook this about once a week! It's so easy, and easily one of the most delicious dishes to make, especially for someone who never cooked fish before!

amelia786's picture

Pure lushness! I added coriander instead of parsley and put Indian spices in the paste. Really nice!!!!

karinav's picture

Loved it! Mixed the mayo with creme fraiche and worked very nice!


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janice88's picture

Forgot to mention that I added some mozzarella cheese in with the breadcrumbs and topped a few pieces of fish with it. I prefer no cheese, but those who ate the cheesy fish liked it.