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Our Easy Haddock Recipe on Stovetop

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Looking for an easy and tasty haddock recipe? Today, I’ll show you how to cook haddock on the stovetop. It’s healthy and not too fishy, making it perfect for kids too. While there are other haddock recipes out there, I think this stovetop version is the best. If you need a quick haddock recipe that’s great for a crowd and comes with a light tomato sauce, this one’s for you!

easy haddock recipe with asparagus and tomatoes
haddock recipes are perfect for holiday celebrations like the Feast of The Seven Fishes

Haddock Recipes

I typically will cook this haddock recipe on Christmas Eve because it cooks fast on the stove top (which means I can use the oven for other recipes), feeds a large crowd and can be served with angel hair pasta.

The Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve has been a long time tradition in my family (more so for my son now) and this easy haddock recipe is perfect when preparing 7 fish dinners!

How To Cook Haddock Fish On The Stovetop

Step 1: Saute Haddock

To cook haddock on the stove, start by seasoning the fish with your favorite spices.

saute garlic and olive oil to prepare for the haddock
cooking a haddock recipe on the stove is the best way to save time and not use the oven

Add the olive oil, butter and garlic to the saucepan and cook on low for about 5 minutes then add the onions and and saute on low/medium heat for about 10 minutes.

Step 2: Add Vegetables

Add mushrooms, tomatoes and olives.

Bring to a boil.

saute garlic, mushrooms, butter and oil in a stove top pan
I love mixing mushrooms and olives with haddock
butter, garlic, oil, black olives, mushrooms saute stovetop pan
If you need an easy haddock recipe, this one is for you!

Step 3: Add Haddock Fillets

Once the sauce comes to a boil, add the haddock fillets. You can substitute the haddock with cod fish fillets or any white fish as well.

butter, garlic, oil, black olives, mushrooms, tomatoes saute stovetop pan
haddock recipes with mushrooms and tomatoes

Sprinkle with salt, pepper and parsley. 

Cover and let boil for 3-5 minutes then simmer for 15 minutes or until fish is cooked.

butter, garlic, oil, black olives, mushrooms, tomatoes and haddock - saute stovetop pan
haddock recipes that cook on the stovetop are so easy to make

The haddock will be done when it breaks off with a fork and is flakey. You will notice the fish start to break apart as it cooks.

butter, garlic, oil, black olives, mushrooms saute stovetop pan with parsley
I love this easy haddock recipe that cooks on the stove

What To Serve With Haddock

What can you serve haddock? I prefer to serve over rice or angel hair pasta. If you are not a carb lover, serve with a fresh salad.

Of course, a delicious loaf of homemade bread compliments this dish as well. Haddock does provide a nutritional value full of minerals, vitamin B and omega-3 fatty acids so I am mindful to try and serve with a healthy side option as well. Some love salad, some love pasta or why not both!?

Whatever you prefer to eat with your haddock is a matter of preference. 

Easy Haddock Recipe

Delicious easy haddock recipe that we always prepare for our Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes celebration. Haddock recipes are perfect for large crowds and not very fishy tasting so even kids will enjoy.
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easy haddock recipe

Supply List

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 packaged sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 ounce I prefer the tomato basic and oregano flavor
  • 1.5 lbs haddock may substitute with cod

Instructions : Step by Step

  • Instructions below. Serves between 2 and 4 people.
  • Add the olive oil, butter and garlic to the saucepan and cook on low for about 5 minutes then add the onions and and saute on low/medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Next add sliced black olives and white wine.
  • Add diced tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  • Once the sauce comes to a boil, add the haddock. You can substitute with cod as well.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper and parsley. Cover and let boil for 3-5 minutes then simmer for 15 minutes or until fish is cooked. The haddock will be done when it breaks off with a fork and is flakey. You will notice the fish start to break apart as it cooks.
  • Serve over rice or angel hair pasta.

Tips

Serve haddock with angle hair pasta
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jessica Bruno

You can season the fish with whatever seasoning you like ( I like the seasonings that say “for fish”) as the haddock fillets on their own do not have a lot of taste.

I prefer the juices from the tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper to keep the taste light but feel free to try out your different options. Once the fish is cooked, you can reduce the heat and allow the fish to simmer soaking up all the yummy flavors. 

Related: If you like Salmon, our salmon burger salad is also delicious.

easy stove top haddock recipe
easy haddock recipe

More Easy Recipes You Will Love

We celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes while blending in an English traditional celebration from my mom’s side of the family. I cook all the fishes and my mom prepares puddings, ham, turkey and the desserts. 

I cook between 7 and 9 fish dishes Christmas eve and the haddock and salmon are the two easy recipes out of the bunch. You can eat haddock year round and we prepare it this way all through the year.

My son loves to cook and he learned how to cook haddock when he was only 7 years old during one of our Christmas Eve celebrations. There are so many haddock recipes whether they are baked haddock with lemon, grilled haddock (wrapped in tin foil) or cooked on the stove. Haddock isn’t very fishy tasting so it’s also a fan favorite amongst the kids in my family.

Haddock Recipes for all occasions

This haddock recipe is one of our favorite dishes on Christmas eve. It’s very light and tastes delicious. The best part, it’s really easy to cook and it doesn’t take up space in the oven. Another fish recipe that is perfect for Christmas Eve is our crockpot easy seafood chowder. It’s perfect for large crowds and doesn’t take up space in the oven or stovetop. I love crockpots for that reason!  Many of our dishes are prepared in the oven and then need to be kept in a warmer while the others are prepared. I welcome any stovetop fish recipes!

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One Comment

  1. I’m a big fan of haddock and after reading the recipe and looking at your pictures this looks not only straightforward to make, but also very scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe~
    Also, I think it’s awesome that you have your family all living together. I can’t wait to check out the rest of your blog!

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