In an attempt to add more fish, actually more varied proteins, to our diet, I bought a bag of haddock filets when I was last at Costco. I might go crazy & try duck one of these days….stay tuned!
Last night was the inaugural attempt at cooking the haddock. I took a couple filets out of the freezer yesterday, early afternoon, and figured the marinating of the pork chops worked so well, why not give marinated fish a try?
A while ago, my daughters’ mom-in-law gave us each a lovely bottle of tarragon vinegar she brewed up – guess what went into the marinade?
- 2 haddock filets
- 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar (tarragon will work just as well, I used the vinegar because I had it)
- 1/2 tsp dill
- 2 TB olive oil (haddock is a very lean fish, so I added the oil in the hopes of keeping things moist)
Mix everything in a non-metallic bowl (because of the vinegar) and let it do its thing for a while. Mine sat for 3 or 4 hours in the fridge and I flipped it every time I thought of it.
My original plan was to barbeque….however, it was blowing like crazy when it came time to cook and I had no intention of shivering and relighting the barbeque every couple minutes so I fried the filets in a cast iron frying pan. I got the edges a little too well cooked and they were a wee bit dry, but that’s user error. The marinade was really tasty and where I didn’t overcook the fish, it added a nice flavour, not overly strong.
I bet smoked haddock is really good…..I may have to break out the smoker soon…..I wonder which wood is good with a white fish. 🙂