Herb-crusted haddock

Herb-crusted haddock

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(54 ratings)

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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Klare Holbrook's picture
Klare Holbrook
14th Mar, 2019
Very easy to make, even a beginner could do this one. Turned out great. Will be using again.
26th Jul, 2018
Actually had this "by mistake" as the other half had taken unsmoked haddock out of the freezer this morning rather than the smoked I was going to cook. We had all the ingredients on hand other than the cherry tomatoes. It tasted really great and was very quick to do. Can't wait to try it again with tomatoes as I think that would just add the finishing touch to the flavours.
FifiP's picture
9th May, 2018
I have this for tea on a fast day on the 5:2 diet at 324 calories it’s perfect & is very satisfying & tasty, doesn’t need any other accompaniment. But would beef it up with baby new potatoes & veg if not on a fast day. Quick & easy
2nd May, 2018
Loved this topping. As suggested by some, I used only a small amount of mayonnaise - just enough to give a covering that would help stick the breadcrumbs to the fish. Used a mix of parsley and chives and added to brown breadcrumbs with a shake of lemon juice as I hadn't got a fresh lemon. Still tasted great! Also, roasted other veg with the cherry tomatoes - slices of courgette, red pepper and red onion.
26th Nov, 2017
Really tasty and easy to make. Although the crumb topping is a wee bit dry, the juicy tomatoes compensate. Will definitely make this again.
6th Jul, 2017
Quick and easy...and delicious!
6th Jul, 2017
a very delicious summery recipe! i used panko bread crumbs too which are easily available in the shops (mine from morrisons). the tomatoes are a perfect addition too, juicy and sweet smelling YUM!
6th Apr, 2017
Really yummy! Served with crispy baby roast potatoes and green veggies
27th Jul, 2015
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.
27th Jul, 2015
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.


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27th Jul, 2015
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.
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