Hmm..don’t know what to cook for dinner yet? I’ve got an answer for you. Haddock! Fish might not be the first protein that comes to mind when thinking about dinner, but I’m telling you, haddock will change your mind! This tasty fish will make you fall in love with seafood for eternity! My favorite way to prepare this dish is baking the haddock fish in the oven at 400 degrees. The haddock cook time is key for a good result. So how long to bake haddock at 400 degrees in the oven? We talk about this in this guide as well as other tips for perfecting the recipe for an oven baked haddock fillet.
It would normally take around 12-15 minutes to bake haddock in an oven at 400 degrees to fully cooked state. You may also choose to lower the temperature to 350 degrees which would take 20-25 minutes for the fish to cook. On the other hand, you can also raise your temperature to 425 degrees, and it will only take the fish 10-12 minutes to get fully cooked. The thing is, haddock is a fast-cooking fish, and it’s not that sensitive to temperatures. All you need to do is to pay attention to it while cooking! It should be done when its meat turns opaque and it flakes easily when tested with a fork. And like other fishes, the haddock’s internal temperature should be around 145 degrees to make sure it’s safe to eat!
In a list of reasons why haddock is such a great fish, one of them would be the fact that it can be prepared in many ways which makes it a fun fish to prepare! Of course, there’s classic baking, frying, and even smoking! I particularly like baking haddock. You can easily find many oven baked haddock recipes online. But there’s one easy haddock recipe which I like to use. Here’s how to cook haddock in the oven.
Just season with some salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, a drizzle of lemon juice, and some parmesan for a little pop of flavor.
Place a aluminum foil on the baking sheet and place the fish on it. The foil will help prevent the fish from sticking and also to collect the juices flowing out of the fish.
Then, pop it in the oven at 400 degrees and wait for it to cook in 12 to 15 minutes. And you’re done! So easy, right?
If you’re not a fan of baking, you can try frying your haddock too! For, this I use fillets. To fry your haddock fillets, all you need to do is pat your fish dry first, then season it with salt, pepper, and paprika on both sides! Then, mix flour and cayenne, and use that to coat your fish fillets. Heat some oil in a pan and wait for it to heat up until your fish sizzle right away when you put it in the pan. Cook your fish for around 2-4 minutes on each side or until golden in color. Mind the internal temperature too!
Another reason why haddock is so great is that it’s such an easy protein and it’s so fast to cook! However, sometimes fast is still not fast enough. So, if you’re in a big hurry to prepare this fish and you need to go even faster, I got you covered!
I’m telling you, haddock would be the right choice for tonight’s dinner (and perhaps, for every meal too). It’s a fish that everyone will naturally and undoubtedly enjoy that they’ll keep wanting more! So, why not give them more? Here are ways you can level up your haddock to an even more perfect, fish perfection!
Haddock is a type of fish that thrives in coatings of flour and bread crumbs. Try recipes that call for coating haddock in some seasoned flour and bread crumbs to fry or bake it! They will taste awesome. Haddock recipes that call for stuffing are a bonus, too.
Whether a chive-and-butter sauce or some good ol’ Marinara, serving your haddock dish with some sauce will level things up.
Don’t forget the sides. I’m telling you, everything feels incomplete without the sides. Some of the best side dishes to serve with haddock fish would be some rice pilaf or cauliflower rice, or some greens like beans and broccoli.
Yay for haddock and yay for you! I’m sure you’ve fallen in love with haddock as much as I have fallen in love with it too. It’s simply a great piece of fish! I hope this can help you in preparing your haddock for a perfect fish dinner! Glub blub glub! That’s “enjoy your meal!” in fish language.
My usual portion is 6 to 8 ounces of haddock per person in a serving. This serving size is enough to fill the stomach if you also have 2 to 3 side dishes and white rice to go along with the haddock.
The internal temperature of haddock is to reach 145 degrees Fahrenheit for a fully cooked fish. The temperature is to be taken at the thicker part of the haddock since the thicker meat will take a longer time to cook.
It takes 20 to 25 minutes to bake haddock at 350 degrees to be fully cooked. This temperature produces a haddock that is juicy and tender with a no-crisp moist skin.
At 375 degrees, it will take 18 to 20 minutes to bake haddock in the oven to a fully cooked state. This temperature is ideal if you like a fish with tender meat and yet have a slight crisp.