Smoked haddock & colcannon

Smoked haddock & colcannon

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(6 ratings)

Ready in 10 minutes


Serves 2
Colcannon, the traditional Irish potato dish, is a great accompaniment to creamy smoked haddock

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal422
  • fat18g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein40g
  • salt4.08g
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  • 2 smoked haddock fillets, preferably undyed about 140g/5oz each
  • good splash milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 2 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 450g pack ready-made colcannon or other flavoured ready-made mashed potato



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • handful chives, snipped


  1. Lay the haddock fillets in a shallow microwaveable dish and pour the milk over to half cover. Cover with cling film and microwave on High for 4-5 mins until the haddock flesh flakes easily. Meanwhile, get a pan of water on for the eggs.

  2. Crack the eggs into the simmering water and poach for around 1-2 mins until the white is set, but the yolks are still soft. Remove the fish. Heat colcannon in the microwave according to pack instructions.

  3. Mix half the chives into the colcannon, then spoon it between two plates. Top with the haddock and eggs and scatter with the remaining chives.

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1st Jul, 2019
This is my go to comfort food dinner. Proper belly hug and the kids love it too. I also make my own colcannon. Ready made just does not cut it for me
petethemeat's picture
20th Apr, 2016
Beautiful recipe but, I made my own colcannon!!
20th Mar, 2016
microwave the fish and then use a packet of ready made colcannon !!!! this isn't a recipe, its culinary blasphemy !!
7th Jan, 2016
Delicious smoked haddock but I couldn't bring myself to purchase pre-made colcannon....
18th Aug, 2015
Wished they had made this with real colcannon and not used a microwave . A non-starter for me.
6th Mar, 2014
I made my own colcannon too, far nicer than packet stuff any day. Good combination and full of flavor as I poached my haddock rather than microwaving it, aren't they just for heating cartons of soup ???
26th Feb, 2014
Ha ha! Especially since there is a recipe for colcannon on here anyway:
kathryndonna's picture
15th Aug, 2013
I agree with daviesvl. This is a lovely meal, even better if you go to the very little effort of peeling, boiling and mashing a few potatoes yourself!
6th Apr, 2013
what's the point in a cooking website telling you to buy ready made anything?!?!
lemon_farmer's picture
24th Nov, 2011
Don't own a microwave :(


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