Smoked haddock with tomatoes & chive dressing

Smoked haddock with tomatoes & chive dressing

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2
Often seen as wintery comfort food, smoked haddock also works well when given a lighter treatment and paired with summer ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal401
  • fat19g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre3g
  • protein36g
  • salt3.86g
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  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 fillet undyed smoked haddock, trimmed into two neat portions
  • 200g cooked plain new potatoes, sliced
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 3 ripe tomatoes, sliced



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

For the dressing

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • small bunch chives, finely chopped


  1. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl with 1 tsp water, then set aside. bring a shallow pan of water to the boil with the vinegar and bay leaf, then turn down the heat, slip in the fish and poach for 5 mins until cooked. remove with a fish slice and set aside.

  2. Pile the potatoes into the centre of 2 plates and lay the tomato slices around them. drizzle the vegetables with a little dressing, then peel the skin off the haddock and sit it on top of the potatoes. Spoon over the rest of the dressing and serve.

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19th Jul, 2017
Delicious. I used a small amount of raw onion instead of shallot, but otherwise followed the recipe and it was lovely.
15th Feb, 2013
Lovely - cooked it last night for Valentines! Used a small amount of red onion instead of shallot, and served it over spinach and tomatoes, with the potatoes on the side. Will definately cook again.
3rd Aug, 2010
I also used just half a shallot. Quite strong tasting but with really good smoked haddock this recipe is a keeper.
5th Jun, 2009
I also used half a small red onion, and added a little white wine vinegar to the dressing - and it was delicious. Lovely light summer supper.
14th Jan, 2009
I used half a small mild onion in the dressing, and it worked well. A nice lighter way to enjoy smoked haddock.
Frantic Flapjack
3rd Oct, 2008
The picture looked lovely and I was eager to try this one. The dressing though with raw shallots and chives was extremely strong and unpleasant and made the whole dish inedible. Great disappointment and a waste of money.
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