Smoked haddock salad with poached eggs & croûtons

Smoked haddock salad with poached eggs & croûtons

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Ready in 25-30 mins

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Serves 2
This bistro-style salad would traditionally feature bacon, so using smoked haddock lends it a touch of unpredictability

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal627
  • fat37g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein43g
  • salt4.2g
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  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard



    A condiment made by mixing the ground seeds of the mustard plant with a combination of…

  • 1 tbsp cider or white wine vinegar, plus a splash



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  • 5 tbsp olive oil
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  • half a small loaf of French stick, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 180g pack trimmed French beans
  • 300g smoked haddock
  • 2 eggs



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  • half a head of frisée, split into leaves



    Frisée, also called curly endive, is a variety of chicory which is frequently used in mesclun (a…


  1. Whisk the mustard, vinegar, 3 tbsp oil with 1 tbsp of water and a pinch of salt to make a dressing.

  2. Heat the grill to high, scatter the bread on a baking tray and drizzle with the remaining oil. Put on the bottom of the grill and toast for 8-10 mins, tossing every couple of mins until well done.

  3. While the croutons are toasting, boil the beans for 3-5 mins until cooked but slightly crunchy. Scoop them out using a slotted spoon and toss them in a bowl with a little dressing. Lower the heat under the water, add the haddock and gently poach for 5 mins. Lift the fish onto a plate, add a splash of vinegar to the water, break in the eggs and poach them for 3 mins. Lift them onto a piece of kitchen towel to drain.

  4. Tip the leaves into a large bowl and flake over the haddock in large chunks. Add the croûtons and beans plus most of the dressing, then toss everything together. Pile onto 2 plates, top with the eggs, drizzle with the remaining dressing and eat while it’s still warm.

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11th Mar, 2012
I substituted thinly sliced fennel for the beans, and added some grilled artichokes and it was delicious. I'll definitely do this again.
6th Nov, 2011
I substituted peas for green beans (having run out of beans); I think the sweetness of the peas balanced the flavour of the fish. And I put a bit of honey in the dressing. The whole thing was lovely, looked good and tasted really nice.
26th Sep, 2011
Made twice, once with smoked haddock and once with unsmoked. Definately better with smoked. Used duck agg as well to make more indulgent. Yummy!
7th Jun, 2009
This is great - the dressing is so good. As I'm greedy I swap the croutons for saute potatoes (cold cooked new potatoes sliced and fried in olive oil till golden brown).
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25th Sep, 2008
This was absolutely lovely. And healthy too!
28th Nov, 2007
Love the combination of flavours and textures! My guest unfortunately doesn't like green beans so I had to substitute them with blanched broccoli and a few cherry tomatoes, and I couldn't get hold of frisee, so I used rocket instead. I will certainly make this recipe again, it is fresh and yet very satisfying and easy to prepare.
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