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Looking for an easy haddock recipe? Today I am showing you how to cook haddock on the stovetop which is healthy and delicious! Our easy haddock recipe is a great fish dinner that isn’t overly fishy tasting. Even the kids love it! There are several haddock recipes on google featuring haddock that is baked in the oven or even grilled but personally, I think this is the best haddock recipe. If you are looking for a haddock recipe that feeds a large crowd and cooks quickly in a light red tomato sauce, this easy recipe is for you!
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 (moreso for my son now) and this easy haddock recipe is perfect when preparing 7 fish dinners!
Full printable haddock recipe towards bottom of post.
Related: Under 400 calorie shrimp dinner (this is so good!!!)
How to cook haddock fish on the stovetop
First step is to saute the haddock on the stovetop.
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 the haddock with cod fish fillets or any white fish 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.
Haddock Recipes with Rice or Pasta
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 Creative Haddock Recipe
Easy Haddock Recipe
- 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.
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.
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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