I Have These Lovely Haddock Fillets And My Mind's Gone Blank!

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
September 28, 2011 9:48am CST
All these ingredients and I haven't got a clue what to do with them! I've got breadcrumbs, rolled oats, butter, various herbs and spices, allsorts..but I've NO IDEA what to do with the fillets. Usually, I just follow a recipe and that's it..but I really can't be bothered. Could I just throw them in a pan with a bit of butter and that's it or is that sacrilege lol. Does your mind ever go blank like this? I blame the weather. Gorgeous, HOT sun and I'm not used to it, it's fuddled me brain!
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@oldchem1 (8144)
28 Sep 11
Just dip them in seasoned flour, then into a beaten egg and then into the rolled oats and fry them gently in the butter (add a little oil to stop it burning) this is simple but very tasty! You could add a little chopped parsley to the oats for more flavour and colour.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
28 Sep 11
I forgot the oats! Oh no! Remembered the rest though and they're in the oven, rather than frying them. I shall let everyone know how they turn out.
@oldchem1 (8144)
28 Sep 11
Far healthier in the oven anyway!! Enjoy
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Sep 11
Why don't you try a kind of kedgeree? Ideally you should use smoked haddock but I don't think that it matters. Haddock, boiled rice, parsley, hard boiled eggs and a little curry powder (or chili paste at a pinch). You could mix some peas in too. Quick, easy and scrummy! I am too tired to be out in the sun. When I cycled home from work and was one hot p1key! But a happy one for having the sun on my back. I have hung out two loads of washing though. Seems a shame to waste that good weather. And we have another 4/5 days of it at least! Summer in Autumn!
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
28 Sep 11
Does the nice weather for the next 4/5 days apply to everywhere? I do hope so as it makes me feel so alive, the sunshine! As for your cooking suggestion. I WOULD have a go at it BUT I don't possess curry powder (shame on me, I know) but I will get some, whenever I remember to lol.
@petersum (4525)
• United States
28 Sep 11
Haddock is one of my favorites. Keep it simple! Lightly poached in milk is good enough for me.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
28 Sep 11
I think I've overdone it..a classic MasterChef mistake lol. We shall see how it turns out though..it looks good if nothing else!
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• China
29 Sep 11
I have never cooked the Haddock Fillets and I didn't have the luck to eat it .It is said that North Atlantic is abound in this type of fish.Here on the banks of the Yangtze River,it is rich in snakeheaded fish,black carp,etc.We usually use their fillets for cooking pickled Chinese cabbage fish.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Sep 11
Chinese cabbage fish. Wow! I'm not a big fan of cabbage although I have eaten the red variety..er..pickled! Yes, the haddock we have is from the North Atlantic. I may try to eat mackerel and the like at some point as it is a sustainable fish, unlike cod and haddock, that have been overfished.
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• China
30 Sep 11
You mean red cabbage? we like using Purple cabbage as cold dish.It is highly commendable for you to think about ecological problems in eating fish respect.
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
2 Oct 11
@Janey.....We eat cabbage a lot with pork. I also like to shred it and stir-fry with cooked pasta in a little olive oil or bacon grease. You oughta try it. Cabbage is so versatile.
@GardenGerty (101693)
• United States
28 Sep 11
That is usually what I do when I have fillets. Hubby will roll them in some corn meal, but I had rather just put them flat on the pan with a little butter. I have some lemon and pepper seasoning that is good on fish and it requires no thinking, just sprinkle lightly. Serve them up with some greens or a salad and call it good.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
28 Sep 11
Can I do something with the lemon at the end as I forgot to use it.
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@GardenGerty (101693)
• United States
28 Sep 11
It is okay to put the lemon on even at the table. Many places here serve lemon wedges with any fish plate. Enjoy your meal.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Sep 11
I forgot the lemon but it tasted great without. John loved it!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
4 Oct 11
My mind goes blank like this quite often because I always have a ton on my mind.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
4 Oct 11
@marguicha (100253)
• Chile
29 Sep 11
I´d bake them after spicing them. Over a bed of onions if you have it. I like fish to taste more like fish than to smother it with breadcrumbs or oats. I´d serve them either with mashed potatoes or rice and salad.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
1 Oct 11
I can only stomach onion granules as I can't stand onions..not if I can see them in food anyway!
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
29 Sep 11
Speak of minds going blank --that's just what's happened to me as I'm trying to recall the haddock recipe I want to share with you! Since haddock was so well priced, I purchased it for the first time ever. The preparation was simple and perfectly delicious and I can't find or recall the exact recipe. The haddock was simply baked. It was topped with sliced fresh tomatoes and a mixture of breadcrumbs, butter, seasonings - S/P,and granulated garlic, maybe oregano. I can't remember if there was mayonnaise brushed over the fish before the breadcrumb topping though. It was perfect and I'm sure the quality of the fish was the main reason.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Sep 11
Oh yes, the quality of the fish is very important, I agree.
@leeloo (1494)
• Portugal
29 Sep 11
Well I know I am late but I think this should be quite good http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_haddock_recipes I find that if a fish is fresh and tasty, simplicity is key. A little olive oil, a little lemon, pepper and salt quick and easy and very tasty. Then there are all types of sauces that can be put on the side for those who prefer more aromatic dishes.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Sep 11
Thanks for the link. I've saved the site for future reference.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
29 Sep 11
what about some sort of creme sauce? that would be tastey indeed!
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Sep 11
I've done a sauce for chicken in the past and it was awesome. Never done one for haddock though but I'd like to. It has been suggested I use milk for this, with any herbs that go with fish in there, such as parsley.
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
29 Sep 11
I think that fish fillets or steaks are just fine with butter. I bake them for about 20 min. (depends on thickness) and let them sit in the butter about 5 minutes. Then I add another tbsp of butter and chow down.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Sep 11
That's a Cumbrian word, "chow!" I'm sure I've heard hubby say it on more than one occasion!
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
28 Sep 11
Hello, Janey. First of all, just squeeze the lemon on the cooked fish. I like haddock poached in milk and parsley, or just dipped in seasoned flour and fried in a little olive oil. A nice way to cook haddock or any other white fish is on a bed of roasted vegetables. Toss peppers, tomatoes, courgettes, celery and sliced potatoes in olive oil,salt and pepper then oven roast in a hot oven for about 45 minutes. Sit the haddock on top, sprinkle with lemon juice and pepper, cover with foil and cook for around 10 minutes. Then remove foil and whack up the heat for 5 minutes to colour the top of the fish.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Sep 11
I will file this for future reference my friend. Got a bit of a heatwave on here at the moment. 'Bout time!
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Sep 11
hi janey oh my brains great as its foggy, gray sullen sky and I am in a nice warm room this Sept day so I would butter the fillets roll them in herbed bread crumbs and fry them in a bit of butter thats a great use of the ingredients you have.oh fish are so good for you .do enjoy the meal. hugs from sleepy Hatley
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
28 Sep 11
Awww why are you so sleepy? Is it the warm room you're in?