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Haddock in tomato salsa and breadcrumbs

Originally from Jamie’s 30 minute meals, this dish is meant to be “Tasty Crusted Cod” however in the name of sustainability (and cost) when it comes to buying fish we always use haddock.

Essentially this is fish, covered in a rich salsa and topped with breadcrumbs accompanied by a potato / pea and broccoli mash. Highly recommended, especially if you are entertaining or are looking for a romantic meal in.


2 Haddock fillets
1 tsp fennel seeds
200g white crusty bread / breadcrumbs
4 cloves garlic
15g anchovy fillets in oil (1/2 a tin)
140g sundried tomatoes in oil     Small bunch fresh basil
½ fresh red chilli (more if you like it hot!)
40g parmesan
1 lemon
Balsamic vinegar
Fresh rosemary and fresh thyme


1) Put the grill on high and get your food processor ready with the standard blade
2) Put some olive oil in a roasting tin, sprinkle with salt, pepper and the fennel seeds
3) Rub and toss the fish in the oil then place skin side down, drizzle with oil and grill for 5 mins
4) Chop the bread and whiz in the food processor to breadcrumbs, add 2 cloves of garlic and some of the oil from the anchovies whilst in the processor. Tip breadcrumbs into separate bowl
5) Put the anchovies in the food processor with the tomatoes, garlic, basil, chilli, and parmesan, grated zest of the lemon, juice from the lemon and the balsamic.
6) Blend until this is a paste
7) Take the fish out of the oven and smooth this paste onto each fillet of fish, thickly. Then scatter over the breadcrumbs drizzle with oil and the rosemary and thyme sprigs.
8) Finally put back under the grill for 10 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are crispy and golden on top

Et voila! Quick, easy and what is now one of my household’s favourite meals. Serve with Jamie’s mashy peas and salad.
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