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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7th Aug, 2011
Really tasty and surprisingly filling. Made double the amount of dressing as others have suggested and found it was just right. Used smoked haddock fillets which were nice.
24th Jun, 2011
Really good and simple to make. Made with spring onions instead of chives and new potatoes. As suggested by others, I doubled the dressing and we still wanted more, so will triple it next time!
23rd Jun, 2011
Easy, quick and a delicious way to fry haddock. I'm going to try it with pollock next time so it's a bit cheaper. I used new potatoes which crushed were really good.
10th Jun, 2011
Very tasty. I too used spring onions instead of chives because I couldn't be bothered to get ours from the bottom of the garden! But I think we prefer it with the onions, as there's a bit of crunch and they go well with the lemon. Will definately be repeating this one.
3rd Jun, 2011
Which potatoes to use?
1st Jun, 2011
lovely. Definately double the dressing amount. Will be making again.
9th May, 2011
I didn't have any flour so I used porridge oats instead - delicious! I agree with previous comments that more dressing needed (I used the stated quantity just for one person!) A lovely quick simple meal.
4th Apr, 2011
Needed more sauce, so I'd double it next time, but otherwise a really great meal.
19th Mar, 2011
This was really good, I thought it would be very dry as the dressing is the only liquid but it was perfect. I used a lot of fresh herbs and they really brought out the flavours in the other relatively simple ingredients.
9th Mar, 2011
really nice, my husband cooked this last night with clear plates all round. Only complaint, like the others was that i felt it could do with more dressing. Will be making again.


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