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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!

LOOK AT THAT CRISPY CRUST!!

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!

If you’re looking to dabble into fish, starting with this crispy baked haddock recipe would be a great start!

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: 4

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 207kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

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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Notes

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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Alison

Sunday 20th of December 2020

We used GF bread crumbs due to my hubby’s low formal diet! I also broiled it for 2 minutes at the end! Perfection. Everyone loved it. Will be making again for sure!

Hilary

Friday 30th of October 2020

Hi Julie, I'm not really a fond lover of Dijon, and I want to make this, can you please tell me if you really taste a lot of the Dijon in it? Thanks

Julie Chiou

Thursday 5th of November 2020

not really but if you're really sensitive to that taste, then you might taste it. i personally don't taste it b/c i feel that the mayo kind of masks it but also helps gives a depth of flavor.

Sara F

Monday 19th of October 2020

This was delicious. I don’t usually buy haddock but we really enjoyed it baked with this topping. I didn’t have butter and used margarine which was fine. It needed a little more then the 7 minutes so I also put it under the broiler to brown. I put it on a sheet pan with asparagus to bake at the same time all in one pan and served a salad. Great dinner!

Stephanie

Thursday 10th of September 2020

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

Shan

Monday 27th of July 2020

Mmmmmm, so delish!