Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Haddock with Herb, Lemon and Butter Sauce

Something we have noticed upon moving to the Boston area is that there is a bounty of locally caught fish. There are fish CSAs advertising at the various farmers' markets and Whole Foods has fish out of Gloucester, MA. All these fresh, local options are making us enjoy fish a little more frequently. This week we had some haddock. We both like the firm, meaty texture. In the past we have prepared it with panko bread crumbs, but now that we are avoiding grains we decided to just pan fry it and serve it with an herb, lemon and butter sauce. It was superb! The only downside was that there weren't any leftovers and I actually had to make our lunches the next morning.

We enjoyed our haddock with spinach salad and mashed butternut squash. Please notice the lovely gray plates...we thought we'd give the ugly yellow ones a night off.

Haddock with Herb, Lemon and Butter Sauce
4 T butter
1 lb haddock (or other firm fish)
2 T olive oil
1/4 C chicken broth (or fish or vegetable broth)
1 T fresh lemon juice
1 t lemon zest
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
4 T fresh herbs, finely chopped (we used chervil, dill, parsley and tarragon)

Melt 2 T of butter in a skillet, and add the fish fillets. Cook for about 3 minutes per side (depending on the thickness of the fish). Place the cooked fish on a serving platter. In the same pan, add the chicken broth. Deglaze the pan and cook until the broth slightly reduces. Add the rest of the ingredients and turn off the heat. Let sit for a couple of minutes and then drizzle over the fish.

Enjoy!

This post is part of Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday, Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday, Frugal Food Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, and Friday Food Flicks.

21 comments:

mary said...

Oh wow I love fish. Thanks for the recipe I would love to try this. ^_^

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momto8 said...

haddock is our favorite fish! This is an easy, healthy, and simple recipe my family will like..thank you!

jfb57 said...

Ah - left-overs! Don't they always taste delicious (that's when you have them of course!)

Maggie said...

Great recipe, will try it at the weekend.

Laura said...

This looks tasty! I've replaced bread crumbs with almond meal in a few recipes and it was delicious. Those paleo folks really really love their almond meal. :) You can get it for pretty cheap at Trader Joe's, but it can be pricey at Whole Foods.

Jen said...

Oh my gosh and that spinach. Yummy! Beautiful and healthy!

Lola said...

Great *L* post – scrumptious!

Have a great Alphabe-Thursday too,

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Monica said...

Oh yum! We might be moving to Southern New Hampshire from landlocked New Mexico this summer...I can't wait for fresh seafood!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

that looks perfect. i could eat that whole plate right now!

must be time for lunch...

anitamombanita said...

what time is dinner served? :)

storybeader said...

the whole plate looks delicious! Yum! {:-Deb

Emille said...

That's what I put on my salmon when I'm in a hurry! Love your grey plate!!

Lavender Cottage said...

Mmm, good fish recipe, simple but tasty. When we stay in Florida we like to buy grouper.

upinthecosmos said...

I always wish that I would like fish, it sometimes looks so yummy:-)

Amanda Rose said...

Mmmmm. We love fish and are working on eating as many greens as possible. :)

I'd be honored if you'd share this post on our new weekly link up -- Friday Food Flicks -- Amanda

Miz Helen said...

We would really enjoy this Haddock with Herb, Lemon and Butter Sauce. It would be delicious! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

City Share said...

I have read about the ubiquitous almond meal, but haven't actually purchased any. Thanks for the tip on TJ. We need to make a trip there anyways. Something else we have used is chickpea flour. We first bought it to make pakoras, but it has come in handy in other applications as well.

City Share said...

I grew up in AZ. I predict that you will miss the Mexican food, but the seafood is good out in these parts.

City Share said...

Thanks for the invite to the link up. I went over and joined. It looks like a great selection of posts.

Jenny said...

I am not a big fish eater but the plate you have pictured could easily persuade me to give it a try...

Seriously, that Looks absolutely amazing... I know Mr. Jenny would Love it!

Great post for the Letter "L"!

Thanks for Linking.

A+

Andy said...

Hello.
I'm not much of a fish eater, but I'd definitely try this..anything with garlic in it is bound to be tasty (smile).
Nice presentation.
Thanks for sharing.

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