Looking for a fish recipe that is not fried?
Growing up I didn’t eat a lot of fish in my home. Both my parents are A-MAZ-ING cooks, but seafood just wasn’t often on the menu. Having grown to love the taste of fish and the fact that 3/4 of my marriage has been in coastal states, and it’s a given that I need to learn to cook it (especially because seafood restaurants are so expensive!).
This past week I decided to cook 2 gorgeous filets of haddock. My go-to fish recipes usually involve beer batter or bread crumbs and frying oil or getting a grill ready. I was hoping to enjoy a “not fried” fish and the rain was stopping me from grilling, so I knew I wanted to try baking these babies.
I stumbled upon this recipe by *Parsley* and decided to give it a try.
- 2 lbs haddock fillets
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3 T butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp parsley
- 3/4 tsp crushed tarragon
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Lightly grease/spray a large shallow baking dish
- Pat haddock dry; arrange in prepared baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper
- In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, lemon juice, and minced garlic, and evenly brush over fish
- Evenly sprinkle fillets with parsley, tarragon, and paprika
- Bake 25-35 minutes until opaque and easily flakes
Notes: I used fish that had been flash frozen and omitted the tarragon since I didn’t have any in my pantry. Since I have fresh parsley growing like crazy, I used even more than the recipe called for and it wasn’t overpowering. Also, I omitted the lemon juice since I don’t care for lemons, but had some on hand for my husband’s serving. We were both happy with the result!
Even my 2-year old liked the taste of this fish! It was incredibly easy to prepare. The hardest part was waiting for my oven to preheat. The fish was flaky and moist with a garlicky-goodness that I could enjoy every day. I plan on trying it again with other types of fish as well as using extra virgin olive oil instead of butter to make it healthier.
Give it a try and let me know what you think! What seasonings are your favorite on fish?