This is a quick recipe for when don’t have a lot of time but want to make something quick and healthy. Pan-roasted white fish is perfect in these cases. I guarantee that it will take you less time than heating up a frozen pasta dinner! It is a much healthier option too. I think haddock is underrated, but it’s very tasty and easy-to-cook fish.
By the way, check out this haddock recipe too: https://zestyrhythm.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/quick-pan-fried-haddock-with-orange-almond-butter-sauce/
Ingredients (for 2 servings)
2 haddock fillets (about 7 oz. each)
Extra virgin olive oil
Lemon juice (about one tablespoon or less)
Season fish fillets with salt and pepper; rub them with a little olive oil. Let them rest for about five minutes, so the fish soaks all the flavors. If you want a spicier version, you can season the fish with some crushed chili pepper and/or smoked Spanish paprika. You can also use your favorite dried herbs; for example, oregano goes very well with the fish. I wanted a plain salt and pepper version as I was serving the fish with flavorful roasted vegetables.
Heat a large frying pan with one or two tablespoons of olive oil and place the fillets in the pan skin side down. Cook on high for about four minutes. Turn them on the other side and cook for another minute or two (depending on how thick the fillets are). Drizzle with some fresh lemon juice and serve immediately with your favorite side or salad. It’s delicious with rice, mashed potatoes and couscous.