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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!

Crispy Baked Haddock

A baked haddock dish that comes together in less than 15 minutes! Full of bold flavors and incredibly easy!
4.84 from 18 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 7 mins
Total Time: 12 mins
Servings: 4
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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

Serving: 1 haddock piece | Calories: 207 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 16 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish, haddock, lemon, seafood
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Barbara

Sunday 14th of March 2021

Hi, do you skin the fish? My fish is cook from frozen 20 mins and now in the oven. Not holding out much hope due to the water that will be in it. Will post after 😆.

Julie Chiou

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

i didn't skin it

Miky

Saturday 13th of March 2021

Did not go crunchy in oven cooked at instructed temp. Tasty - but not crunchy.

Kate

Friday 12th of March 2021

This was absolutely delicious! So easy to make and my 9 month old daughter loved it! She couldn’t get it into her mouth quick enough. Can’t wait to make it again!

Mike

Friday 5th of March 2021

Way too much butter, Mayo, mustard vs crumbs, goes on like thick oatmeal and took so long to brown the fish was dry! Stay with the traditional New England recipe!

Ed

Monday 15th of March 2021

@Mike, ditto. Pasty. Good luck trying to spread it. (Good flavor though).

Alissa

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

This was SO easy and doesn't hide the flavor of the fish, which I liked. It's cold where I live (even inside!), so room temp butter never gets that soft, so it was a little harder to layer onto the fish. Definitely having patted down the fish helped it a bit. I did not add lemon zest, just the juice and substituted parsley for basil, as that is what I had. I cooked for 9 minutes. I served with rice pilaf and green beans. Super easy Monday night dinner!