Recipe: Smoked Haddock with Parsley & Caper Sauce

My favourite type of mid week dinners are anything free of fuss and ideally made in as few pans as possible to save washing up. This recipe for poached smoked haddock and steamed veggies can be made in less than 30 minutes, including a homemade sauce!

Smoked haddock is my absolute favourite fish, any way it comes. In this recipe, poaching the fish in milk is a great way to make it tender and flaky. The sauce gives a fresh and salty balance, and the veggies can be steamed in one pan.

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Smoked Haddock with Parsley & Caper Sauce
A quick fuss-free supper, serve with new potatoes and steamed carrots.
  • 300ml milk
  • 2 smoked haddock fillet
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 250g new potatoes, steamed
  • 2 carrot, finely shredded
1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and add new potatoes and a pinch of salt. Simmer for around 10 minutes, until tender. 2. In a large pan, add the haddock fillets and milk (add parsley stalks if you have some). Bring to the boil, cover and leave to gently simmer for 3-5 minutes. 3. Take off the heat and leave the fish in the pan to continue to steam for 5 minutes. After which, the fish will flake when a fork is pressed into it. 4. Place the fish on warm plates and set aside. Set a collander on top of the potatoes and add the carrots to steam for 2-3 minutes, whilst making the sauce. 5. Mix the cornflour with 2 tbsp water. In a small pan, bring the milk from the fish to the boil and add the cornflour mix. Stir continuously until the sauce thickens. Stir in the capers, most of the parsley and season. 6. Spoon the sauce over the fish, or around the plate. Serve with carrots, potatoes and a sprinkle of leftover pasley.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2

This recipe was made for Leisure Cookers Fish Tribe, check out their impressive fishy shoot and other recipes here.

You may also like -

Salmon, dill and caper linguine - Fab Food For All

Haddock Gratin - Lancashire Food

Or for breakfast, Smoked Haddock Scrambled Egg - Foodie Quine

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  1. Love clean simple food like this - nutritious and delicious! Thanks for linking to my linguine:-)

    1. Thanks Camilla - Looking forward to the same again tonight! You're welcome :)

  2. Yum! This looks so good. I do not cook white fish enough, I really need to more as I do always enjoy it when I do! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  3. My husband made the weirdest Thai green chicken curry tonight. Got me thinking, if I gave him one of your recipes I wonder what he'd come up with in his renegade style. Might even make me like fish... ;)

  4. I loveeeee capers! So need to try this dish soon =)



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