Herb-crusted haddock

Herb-crusted haddock

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(70 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


  • 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…

  • 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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24th Jun, 2020
This was really great had it with cous cous will definitely have it again. So yummy.
6th Jun, 2020
Simple and Superb. Can't say fairer than that.
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Kate Hore
9th May, 2020
Really lovely recipe. We had it with chips as a, sort of, healthy fish and chips. I can only say it was much nicer than a takeaway, and really easy to do. We used assorted herbs from the garden, and it was delicious.
21st Apr, 2020
This is a great recipe! The ingredients are simple but it is one of those recipes that is definitely better than the sum of its parts. Really delicious with cooked veg to accompany.
31st Mar, 2020
Excellent recipe, super tasty, easy to make. I had hake at home but gave it a go. It's defo better with skinless fish but the crust and garlic made it delicious. Will make it again with cod or haddock. Thumb up. Loved it.
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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.
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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.


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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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