Zesty haddock with crushed potatoes & peas

Zesty haddock with crushed potatoes & peas

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(75 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Being pushed for time doesn't mean you have to eat unhealthily, as this quick and low-fat fish supper proves

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal305
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein28g
  • salt0.71g
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  • 600g floury potato, unpeeled, cut into chunks



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

  • 140g frozen peas
  • 2½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • juice and zest ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 1 tbsp capers, roughly chopped
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 2 tbsp snipped chives
  • 4 haddock or other chunky white fish fillets, about 120g each (or use 2 small per person)



    A white-fleshed salt water fish often compared with cod in flavour and texture. Found on the…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • broccoli, to serve



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…


  1. Cover the potatoes in cold water, bring to the boil, then turn to a simmer. Cook for 10 mins until tender, adding peas for the final min of cooking. Drain and roughly crush together, adding plenty of seasoning and 1 tbsp oil. Keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, for the dressing, mix 1 tbsp oil, the lemon juice and zest, capers and chives with some seasoning.

  3. Dust the fish in the flour, tapping off any excess and season. Heat remaining oil in a non-stick frying pan. Fry the fish for 2-3 mins on each side until cooked, then add the dressing and warm through. Serve with the crush and broccoli.

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10th Oct, 2012
I served it with crushed potatoes and caramelised onions and rocket. The comments about sauce can't be right... increasing the quantities would overpower the fish.. This recipe was 100% perfect and so good that I actually bothered to register to be able to leave this comment. I am very lucky that a guy in a van parks at the bottom of Victoria Road in Cambridge every Wednesday and supplies superb smoked haddock. Actually, everything his sells is superb and he should be knighted. Again this recipe was superb and was the best haddock recipe I ever tasted!
1st Aug, 2012
Tasty and super quick.
19th Jun, 2012
A really lovely, fresh dish. As other people have mentioned, the sauce did need to be doubled (we had the amount for two people, rather than the recommended four). Also was a little confused about what "warmed through" meant so we spread the dressing on the fish while it was cooking and it turned out really nice! Will definitely make again.
24th May, 2012
I didn't double the dressing as there was only two of us but if i was feeding more i would. This is so quick and easy to do. I did minted potatoes, peas, and veg instead of crushed potatoes. It's lovely and light. With the weather like it is 9very hat and sunny) it's perfect for tea time. Love it
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14th May, 2012
I can only add another 5* rating...this recipe is so easy and absolutely delicious. My children aged 5 & 7 loved it. They call capers 'taste explosions'!
10th Jan, 2012
This was tasty and very low in fat for a main meal. Plenty of seasoning needed to prevent it from being bland. I used less lemon than stated as it was a little overpowering.
5th Jan, 2012
really tasty !!
2nd Nov, 2011
Delicious weekday dinner. I doubled the sauce recipe.
16th Sep, 2011
Delicious weekday meal. I took the advice of others and made extra dressing - definitely worth it.
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15th Sep, 2011
Quick and easy, just as described.


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