Monday, May 16, 2011

Simply Baked Haddock

I don't believe we are going to see Spring this year, but rather just hop right on into the warmer summer days. Rain, fog and chilled to the bones is how I've been feeling these past few days. But with the cool temps it gives me an excuse to turn the oven back on.

So last night I made an old standby dish, that's easy and quick to prepare, and one that you just hate to see come to an end. It's that good. Made with fresh haddock or cod, vegetables, grated romano--I know? Cheese on fish? But clearly it works in this dish and topped with an herbed panko crumb crust. If you like fish as much as we do, you're going to love it.

Baked Haddock with Zucchini and Tomatoes

1 1/2 lbs fresh haddock filets
3/4 cup panko crumbs
2 cloves garlic
2 shallots
2 tsp softened butter
2 TBLS fresh thyme leaves, parsley, savory & basil combined
3 roma tomatoes, sliced thin
2 small zucchini, sliced think
grated romano cheese
sea salt & ground pepper
olive oil

Make the herbed panko by processing softened butter,fresh herbs, shallots, garlic, salt and pepper together and tossing it with your crumbs. In an oven proof baker sprinkle some sea salt salt and pepper over each haddock filet. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the fish. Cover the haddock with layers of thinly sliced zucchini and roma tomatoes over each piece. Sprinkle grated romano cheese next and then top with seasoned panko crumbs. Drizzle just a bit of olive oil over all and bake uncovered in a 375° oven for approximately 20 minutes. Bake until the haddock is still a tiny bit opaque in the middle. It will keep cooking when you remove it from the oven. **Remember to not answer the telephone and start a gabbing session with an old friend or your crumbs will begin to singe as mine did from a good yak! ;-) Serve with arugula salad and jasmine rice and enjoy!


Proud Italian Cook said...

I just bought fish today, I'm making this, it looks terrific! Love how you used zucchini and tomatoes. I'm using the cheese too!

Karen said...

This sounds like a great meal - love the panko crumbs on the top!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Sometimes you need to break the rules and go with what just tastes good. This looks like it tastes delicious.

~~louise~~ said...

I have gotten into such a habit of adding cheese to my bread crumbs and panko, I can't even imagine leaving it out; fish or no fish!!!

Your dish sounds warm and comfy, Jady. Haddock seems to be the "go to" fish around here. I really should pick some up.

I turned the oven on twice this week. My bones need to chill out, lol...

Thanks for sharing...

Francis Shivone said...

I hit the "Next blog" button by mistake.

Very nice blog. I like it.

Paul D said...

nicely done - Italian style! The rule with "no cheese" and fish doesn't apply to a few great dishes, including one of my favorites - linguini and clam sauce...the "no cheese" party needs to be disbanded and voted out of office!

I'm new to your site. Very impressive. I will be visiting more often, and thanks.