What to do with Haddock?
I have some leftover haddock fillets and apart from battering them, turning them into fish-cakes or a soup (neither of which I particularly fancy tonight), I just don't know what to do with them.
Are there any classic/staple main dishes you can recommend to that incorporate haddock/cod/whitefish?
Or can you recommend some alternatives to chips/fries to go with battered fish should I end up deep frying it - I can't have chips two nights in row!
My favorite thing to do is stir-fry a bunch of vegetables - whatever you have in your fridge, really, though I usually end up including squash, cabbage, mushrooms, sometimes carrots, broccoli, cauliflower - and always onions and garlic - a lot of vegetables, in a large, deep pan. Then, when they're sort of half-cooked, with some liquid starting to accumulate at the bottom of the pan, put the fish fillets on top, salt and pepper, put the top on the pan, turn the heat down to medium or medium-low, and let the fish steam on top of the veggies. By the time the fish is done, between 5 and 10 minutes depending on how thick they are, the veggies will be perfect. Serve over rice, put a piece of fish over the rice and then scoop the veggies underneath on top of the fish. One of the best ways I've found to cook a fish fillet.
Thanks for all the good advice everyone, I went for this one in the end as I already had the all the ingredients although I will attempt the others in the future. I served it with new potatoes and spring onions although the combination of fish and sauce is so good it could easily have been served alone.
I made some gorgeous haddock last night. Cut it into 3" - 4" pieces, shook it in a bag with lightly seasoned flour (salt, pepper, thyme, paprika, and a pinch of Old Bay). Quick seared over medium-high heat in a mixture of grapeseed oil and butter, then served with a spicy mayo-based sauce.
For the sauce, mix together 1/2 cup good mayo, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp chopped pickled jalapeño, 2 tsps Melinda's XXXTra Hot Habanero Sauce. Great with almost any fish.
For leftovers, fish is always good, lots of variations. I love to pan sear with a spicy cumin and lime marinade, served over some baked cornbread and black beans seasoned with just some garlic and onion and cumin. Serve with a little salsa and sour cream. Sort of Mexican fish. You can add some chilis or cheese to a basic mix and end up with a quick easy meal. And very in expensive.
Cut in cubes in pan sauteed with olives, grape tomatoes, artichokes, peppers and chicken broth over yellow rice. A light healthy dish.
Fish stuffed mushrooms. I love to make a stuffing of fish, celery, peppers, onions, tomatoes and stuff into portabellos. Top with some bread crumbs and bake. Great light dish for summer.