I’ve realised that when I cook salmon, there’s only really one way I cook – with chilli, coconut oil and a bit of garlic. Often with brown rice and broccoli. So it was time for a change. A change to white fish.
Here’s my hastily put together (but it works!) recipe for Healthy Baked Haddock with greens. The bacon goes superbly, if I do say so myself and it’s the perfect healthy meal that doesn’t compromise on taste.
- 2 haddock fillets
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs*
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 2 sprigs of rosemary, leaves finely chopped
- 2 strips smokey bacon, 1/2 cup of lardons or pancetta
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- Place the haddock fillets on a layer of foil on a baking tray.
- Drizzle with coconut oil and season with salt and pepper.
- In a mug, mix the breadcrumbs, rosemary and garlic well.
- Using a teaspoon, heap the mixture evenly onto each fillet, patting down with the back of the teaspoon.
- Add the bacon, lardons or pancetta around the outside of the haddock fillets in the tray.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 180′ or until the fish flakes when pressed.
- Serve with a mixture of green vegetables – peas, broccoli, leeks, courgettes, spinach etc. And a smile.
What’s so great about white fish?
White fish is:
- High in Protein – aids with cell growth.
- Rich in B vitamins – good for hair, skin, immune system. Can also increase your metabolism.
- Rich in Selenium – has similar to the benefits of vitamin B. Can help prevent problems related to your thyroid.
- Low in fat – haddock is properly ‘clean’ fish.
*I grated some of Gail’s Bakery Rosemary & Potato bread. Awesome.