This baked haddock recipe consists of tender and flakey fish coated in a seasoned, crispy breading that is just to die for. It's honestly just so good, and so easy to make. In fact, 5 minutes is all you need to prepare this baked haddock, then the oven takes care of all of the cooking.
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The Best Baked Haddock
This baked haddock tastes as if it came straight from a restaurant. It has a perfectly tender and flaky texture and a garlicky, buttery flavor. Plus, the breading on it is as crunchy as could be.
Gah, it's just so good! I'll even go as far as saying that this might just be the best fish fillet recipe you will ever make
Plus, along with being delicious, this oven baked haddock is really easy to make too. The entire recipe takes under 30 minutes from start to finish to whip up. Not to mention, the only work you really are responsible for is breading the haddock fillets. Then, the oven does all of the heavy lifting/cooking.
By the way, while it's baking, I highly recommend making some sides to go with this haddock recipe since you'll have a bit of time to kill while it's cooking - that's what we usually do when we make it anyway. I love serving it with these redskin mashed potatoes, this carrot casserole, and these honey glazed carrots.
- Haddock- fresh fish or frozen fish work. Thaw the frozen haddock filets before starting the recipe.
- Breadcrumbs- plain bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs work for the crunchy topping. Sometimes, I'll mix in parmesan cheese, too.
- Garlic powder and onion powder- for a depth of savory flavor.
- Paprika powder- to add a slight spice.
- Salt and pepper- for more flavor.
- Butter- melted butter to help the bread crumbs stick.
- Lemon and fresh parsley- optional for serving.
How To Bake Haddock
As I've mentioned, this oven baked haddock recipe is super easy to make. Honestly, it's one of the easiest fish recipes you'll find. All you have to do is make the bread crumb topping, coat the fillets in it, and then let them bake in the oven. So, with all of that said, let's not waste any more time and get cooking!
Step 1: Prep Work
First things first, you'll want to preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC) and line a baking sheet - or dish - with parchment paper.
Now, at this point, you'll want to pat your haddock fish filets dry with some paper towels. Then, once those are dry, you can season both sides of the fish fillets with salt and pepper and put them on the baking sheet or dish.
Step 2: Bread The Haddock
So, now that the haddock fillets are ready, you can prepare the breading components.
Start by mixing the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt - and parmesan cheese if you want - in a medium bowl. Then, melt the butter in a separate bowl, pour it into the breadcrumb mix, and stir everything together until combined.
Once the bread crumb topping is ready to go, you can sprinkle it evenly on top of each fish fillet so the top of each one is fully covered.
Step 3: Bake the Haddock
So, now that the haddock is covered in the flavorful, crunchy topping, you can pop it in the oven and bake it for about 15 minutes. Then, after you cook haddock for 15 minutes, you can check on it and see if its internal temperature has reached 145°F. If it has, then the fish is fully cooked, and you can remove it from the heat.
Finally, serve with a squeeze of lemon juice, some fresh parsley on top, and even a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese, and enjoy!
How To Store Cooked Haddock and Reheat
This recipe for baked haddock will make about 4 servings. But, with that said, this recipe is super easy to double - or triple - if you're serving it to a large group or want to have leftovers. Speaking of leftovers, you can store the cooked fish in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3-4 days.
Now, I'm not going to lie; the leftover haddock is actually pretty tasty and cold. But, of course, you can totally reheat it too and enjoy it warm as well. With that said, to reheat the haddock, you'll just want to put it on a wire rack set on top of a baking sheet and warm it in the oven at 275°F for about 10 minutes - or until warm.
Frequently Asked Questions
What temperature should baked haddock be?
Baked haddock should be cooked until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. If the fish flakes easily, this is also a good indicator that it is fully cooked.
How long should haddock be cooked for?
The cooking time is going to vary depending on the recipe. For this baked haddock recipe, about 15 minutes is all it takes to cook it.
What temperature should fish be baked at?
The cooking temperature for fish will depend on the recipe, the type of fish you are cooking, and the thickness of the fish. Semi-thick haddock filets are best cooked at 350°F.
Is it better to bake fish covered or uncovered?
Haddock - and all other white fish - should be cooked uncovered. Cooking the haddock uncovered will also help crisp up the breadcrumbs.
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- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC). Line a baking sheet or dish with parchment paper.
- Cut the haddock into big fillets. Pat it dry with a kitchen towel and season with salt and pepper. Put on baking sheet.
- In a bowl, mix breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt. Add the melted butter and mix.
- Spread the breadcrumbs on top of the fillets and bake for 15 minutes.
- Serve with lemon juice and parsley.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 28g