Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Baked Haddock Ala Larry

I hadn’t had fish for a while and was in the mood, but still eating by myself for a couple of more days, so I wanted to keep it very simple.  Several weeks ago, I’d tried a baked cod dish and decided I preferred it prepared differently, but we had some delicious baked haddock while in New England back it May, so haddock it was.

I went to my favorite recipe book – bookmarks from your blogs – and discovered Mary’s recipe for Baked Cod Oreganata over at One Perfect Bite.  In reading the recipe, the topping had many the same ingredients as the Parmesan Herb Panko that I’d used on the pork chop the other day.  According to the box, they contain parmesan cheese, oregano, marjoram, basil, granulated garlic, crushed red pepper, rosemary, savory, and olive oil.  In keeping with my desire to make it simple, I decided to use Mary’s recipe as the inspiration and how-to, but the Panko for the topping.

For the topping to do 4 fish filets, I combined ½ cup of the Panko with 2 tbsp. of melted butter.  I then sprayed my foil lined pan with non-stick spray, added the fish, S&P, and topped with the Panko.  I baked it in a 325* oven (convection bake setting) for 10 minutes, but I forgot to spray the top with non-stick spray which likely kept it from browning more.

I sided it with slaw from a bag and Marzetti Slaw Dressing – still keeping it simple.

As it turned out, I didn’t eat alone as my buddy Joe was here and we ate all four pieces of fish and both thought it was very good.  The shots of the fish didn't do it justice but you may want to give these Panko breadcrumbs a try - they have just become a staple in our pantry.

All photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

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  1. That's lovely looking fish that you've cooked to perfection - it looks to be nicely moist and I expect it flaked beautifully with just the touch of your fork.

  2. I haven't been visiting as much as I like, but I see you're still eating well. We've "done reached" as the Bahamians would say.

    Good for you for fixing fish for yourself. Not many people go to the trouble, especially with fish.

    As I scrolled down, your grilled cheese breakfast caught my eye. I haven't had a good grilled cheese in I don't know when. And those knock-out roses - they are real troopers in the garden. But the fabulous steaks in your header are really scrumptious looking too.

  3. I'm officially on a mission to find those crumbs.

  4. I love oreganata fish and/or shrimp... it's soooooo good!!
    ( your header photo..those are some yummy looking steaks!!)

  5. I have never eaten haddock...I don't believe that I have seen it on the West coast. Hmmmm...I shall look again.
    Your panko mix sounds like a keeper.

  6. The fish looks really good Larry. I'm so proud of you cooking for yourself, being so creative and cooking fish of all things!

  7. Hi Larry, I'm still not eating much (other than protein) after my surgery---but I can eat fish... I think I'll grill me some tilapia today... It's light and I won't season it much yet.... My stomach is still giving me fits--so I have to be careful what I eat.

    BUT---your header made my mouth water... GADS---that looks awesome...

  8. Larry, The fish looks nice and it sounds good too...but the steaks that you're using for the 'cover photo' really get my taste buds popping! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  9. It looks fabulous. More importantly, you shared your meal with a friend,


  10. Cod is nice tasty flaky kind of fish.And you sure honoured all that in this dish.Great:)

  11. This sounds great. A friend just brought us haddock from his recent trip to Alaska. I've been looking for a different way to cook it.

  12. I've just been using plain panko, I'll have to keep my eye out for these seasoned ones at the store.


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