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Smoked Haddock Recipe

Smoked Haddock


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Without a doubt, my favourite poached fish (and also my favourite smoked fish) is Smoked Haddock. Despite the fact that it has been smoked, it retains a delicate flavour and is delicious either with a poached egg on top or with a thin slice of cooked gammon underneath. (When I do poached egg, I poach it in the same pan just towards the end of cooking the fish).

      Preparation Time: 3 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 7 Minutes

Ingredients for Smoked Haddock

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to serve 2:
2 good fillets
smoked haddock portions
about 7 fl oz
about 7 fl oz


How to Cook Smoked Haddock

  1. Pour the milk and the water into a large frying pan to about 1" (2.5cm) deep (about 50% milk and 50% water). Warm to just below simmering then place the haddock portions in the liquid with the flesh side down (skin up!). Poach at just below simmering point point for 2-3 minutes then turn the fish over and poach the other side for a further 4-5 minutes. Remove from the pan and allow to drain for a few moments. Just before serving, place a knob of butter on top of the haddock and allow it to melt into the fish. Serve hot.

If you like the idea of presenting the fish with no skin, you can do what I do and turn the fish over so the skin is 'topside' about one minute before cooking is finished. Leaving the fish in the pan you can, with the help of a knife and some kitchen paper (to stop your fingers slipping), easily remove the skin from the cooked fish.
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