Crispy Baked Haddock

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    If you're looking for a quick seafood dinner, this crispy baked haddock comes together in less than 20 minutes and it is packed with a flavorful punch!

    How this crispy baked haddock recipe came to be

    I’ve been really into white flakey fish lately and using them as a base for flavorful recipes.

    Cod and haddock are both light-flavored fish and whatever ingredients you add into them become really prominent and the fish essentially explodes with flavor.

    I like using punchy ingredients to really elevate the basic fish.

    You really do need to use bold ingredients otherwise the fish will just be bland and boring.

    To me, lemon with fish is just a natural pairing.

    Lemon is a bright citrus and when used right, it gives a dish a floral and exciting flavor.

    It can brighten any mood and if you’re stuck inside on a cloudy, dreary day, pretty sure this crispy baked haddock recipe will cheer you right up!

    Since fish takes very little time to cook, this dish can come together in less than 20 minutes!

    The fish only takes SEVEN minutes to cook! SEVEN!

    If you're looking for a quick seafood dinner, this crispy baked haddock comes together in less than 20 minutes and it is packed with a flavorful punch!

    What is haddock?

    Haddock is a lean white fish with medium flakes (as you can see in the photos below).

    It has a subtle sweet taste like cod and it is a rather firm yet tender fish even after being cooked.

    It literally melts in your mouth and is incredibly easy to cook.

    What is in the crust for the crispy baked haddock?

    • Mayo
    • Panko
    • Butter
    • Dijon mustard
    • Lemon zest
    • Lemon juice
    • Garlic powder
    • Dried basil
    • Salt

    If you're looking for a quick seafood dinner, this crispy baked haddock comes together in less than 20 minutes and it is packed with a flavorful punch!

    Can I use another kind of fish for this crispy baked haddock?

    I would use a light-flavored white fish.

    Cod or halibut would work in place of haddock if you can’t find it.

    Can I use regular mustard?

    Definitely not. Dijon is the way to go here.

    If you're looking for a quick seafood dinner, this crispy baked haddock comes together in less than 20 minutes and it is packed with a flavorful punch!

    Can I use any kind of mayo?

    Sure, you can use whatever kind of mayo you prefer.

    Avocado oil mayo, light mayo, etc.

    What if I don’t have panko breadcrumbs?

    It would be best if you used panko breadcrumbs because it yields a crispier crust.

    If you don’t have it, you can use unseasoned breadcrumbs.

    What do you serve with crispy baked haddock?

    We served this with a roasted vegetable because you can roast the vegetable together in the same oven while you bake the haddock.

    If you're looking for a quick seafood dinner, this crispy baked haddock comes together in less than 20 minutes and it is packed with a flavorful punch!

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    If you're looking for a quick seafood dinner, this crispy baked haddock comes together in less than 20 minutes and it is packed with a flavorful punch!

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    If you're looking for a quick seafood dinner, this crispy baked haddock comes together in less than 20 minutes and it is packed with a flavorful punch!

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    Haddock is not a fishy fish. You hardly taste the “fishy” flavor. In fact, you really don’t when you have the delicious topping on this baked haddock.

    You’ll absolutely love how quickly this crispy baked haddock recipe comes together.

    The perfect weeknight meal for those nights that you literally just need something EASY!

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    If you're looking for a quick seafood dinner, this crispy baked haddock comes together in less than 20 minutes and it is packed with a flavorful punch!
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    Crispy Baked Haddock

    A baked haddock dish that comes together in less than 15 minutes! Full of bold flavors and incredibly easy!
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 7 mins
    Total Time: 12 mins
    Course: Dinner
    Cuisine: American
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
    Calories: 207kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    Ingredients

    • 1 pound fresh haddock

    For the topping:

    • 2 tablespoons mayo
    • 4 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • Lemon zest of half a lemon
    • Juice of half a lemon

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a rimmed baking sheet by spraying lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
    • Gently pat dry both sides of the haddock then season with salt. Place on the baking sheet.
    • In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the topping then using your hands, gently and evenly spread it across all the haddock. It doesn't have to be perfect.
    • Bake for 7 minutes or until the haddock is cooked through and the topping is slightly brown.
    • Serve and enjoy!

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    Nutrition Facts
    Crispy Baked Haddock
    Amount Per Serving (1 haddock piece)
    Calories 207 Calories from Fat 144
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 16g25%
    Carbohydrates 12g4%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 2g4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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  • Elaine Mitchell says:

    Hi
    just wondered if you breased both sides of the fish.

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Nope, I only did the top.

  • Elaine Mitchell says:

    thank you for your quick reply. use many many of your recipes because they are very very good and easy for me (88yrs old) to fix for my husband and I.

  • Elaine Mitchell says:

    Made this yesterday. Very easy and it was really good. Didn’t have haddock so used cod otherwise made exact recipe.

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Wonderful!

  • Shirley says:

    Can I use frozen haddock ? Dying to try this 😀

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Yes, it should work! Just thaw it and pat it dry before coating it

  • Joy S. says:

    Very tasty, didn’t have Dijon , had a spicy mustard. Will try again with Dijon and compare.😋

    • Julie Wampler says:

      thanks!

  • Josie D. says:

    I made it and my haddock was still slightly frozen but it was still delicious! My family loved this dish!!! Thank you

    • Julie Wampler says:

      awesome! so glad you enjoyed!

  • Howard Lyle says:

    Made this last night. Doubled the recipe and followed it to a T. Turned out wonderfully! Everyone liked it and said they would eat it again.

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Wonderful! Thank you for letting me know!

  • Tim says:

    I just made this for a group of 11 friends on a beach vacation. It turned out well and earned everyone’s compliments. Served with roasted grean beans in olive oil, parsley & dill red skin potatoes, jalapeño corn bread. The fish stood out. Thanks for sharing!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Wow, that’s amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • Pam Waite says:

    This was fantastic! My husband and I loved it. I’ll definitely make this again. I used a little less lemon.

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Thanks for the feedback!

  • Maria says:

    I made this for dinner tonight. It was really easy to put together, and tasted delicious!

  • Regina OHare says:

    Delicious and so easy to make! Thanks!

  • Rosalina Villarruel says:

    I’ve been trying to get more fish into my diet and this recipe is the perfect way to do it. Can’t wait to make this for the fam. Thanks for sharing!

  • Debra GREEN says:

    you are not very nice, I need the ingredients measurements, like live alone, I’m a student.

    • Julie Wampler says:

      It’s in the recipe card.

  • Tere says:

    I can’t use butter… help?? It sounds delicious and cooking tonight!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Butter is a large component of this recipe so unfortunately I don’t really have a substitute for it that I can recommend.

    • Kate says:

      Have you tried Gee?

  • James R. says:

    Made this for my wife this evening and I have limited experience in the kitchen.
    We both loved it. She said to make it again! Served it with baked yams and brussel sprouts.

  • Cindy Lu says:

    We are on the Keto Diet which Panko and breadcrumbs are a NONO so I used crushed pork rinds. Probably not as good, but the family liked it and asked me to cook it again.

  • Susan Bonsper says:

    Why are there 98 grams of carbs in the nutrition facts? Where are those carbs coming from?

    • Julie Wampler says:

      maybe the breadcrumbs? my nutritionist runs these numbers for me and it might just be a mistake in her program

  • Nicole says:

    My husband isn’t a fish lover except for fish and chips and some white fish. I’m vegan so I took a chance on this recipe and he raved about how good it was. I haven’t had a reaction like this when I make fish… ever! I wish I could have tasted it. My family likes my cooking a lot but when it comes to fish, I don’t have sauces and things like that in my wheelhouse yet. This one is a keeper. Thank you for posting this recipe. It was so easy too.

  • Linda T from Massachusetts says:

    I had two pounds of haddock from Costco and found your recipe. I doubled the topping ingredients and ended up using my KitchenAid mixer because the butter wasn’t blending in very well. It also wasn’t very brown after baking it so I set the oven to broil for a couple of minutes and it browned up nicely. Delicious!!!

  • Divs says:

    What’s the oven temperature for baking?

    • Julie Wampler says:

      it says in the very first direction in the recipe, “preheat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit”….

  • Sue says:

    Excellent recipe, easy and fast with ingredients you have on hand. Lemon zest does it!

  • Ann says:

    Thinking of making this for dinner. But just noticed it says 98 g of carbohydrates. Just wondering how it could have such a high carbohydrate count if it is fish with some Panko breadcrumbs ?

    • Julie Wampler says:

      You’re right, that does seem high. I recalculated it and the updated will be live shortly.

  • Deborah Bergmann says:

    Made this tonight using flounder and my family loved it!thank you!

  • Sheila says:

    This recipe looks delicious . But I’m wondering if I could use cornflakes crumbs instead of bread crumbs? Anyone tried thAt?
    thanks

    • Julie Wampler says:

      yes! that’d be great!

  • Susan Tinsley says:

    I want to save this recipe.

  • T says:

    7 minutes was not nearly long enough. I put it under the broiler to finish.

  • Shan says:

    Mmmmmm, so delish!

  • Stephanie says:

    Made this tonight for my family, I added some hot sauce to spice it up. Was a huge hit in our house!

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