Herb-Crusted Haddock with Cauliflower Purée



20 min


40 min



Herb-Crusted Haddock with Cauliflower Purée

Photo, Erik Putz. Prop Styling, Catherine Doherty. Food Styling, Michael Elliot.

Zesty bread crumbs with parsley add a crisp crust to these soft and flaky haddock fillets. Serve with creamy cauliflower, and lemon-drizzled spring mix or quartered little gem lettuce.


  • 1/3 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parlsey
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice , divided
  • 1/4 tsp hot red chili flakes , optional
  • 6 tbsp butter , melted, divided
  • 4 frozen, skinless haddock fillets , each 113 g, thawed
  • 1/2 tsp salt , divided
  • 1 500-g pkg frozen cauliflower florets
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 142-g pkg spring mix


  • Position rack in centre of oven and preheat to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Stir bread crumbs, parsley, zest, 1 tbsp lemon juice, hot pepper flakes and 2 tbsp butter in a medium bowl.
  • Place haddock on prepared sheet. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt. Season with pepper. Divide bread crumb mixture among fillets, pressing to stick. Roast until a paring knife inserted into thickest part of fillet comes out warm, 10 min.
  • Meanwhile, cover cauliflower with hot water in a large saucepan. Boil, then reduce heat to medium and gently boil until tender, 10 to 12 min. Drain, then transfer to a food processor. Whirl, while pouring remaining 4 tbsp butter through the spout, until mixture is smooth. Whirl in garlic, cheese and remaining 1/4 tsp salt. Cover to keep warm.
  • Whisk oil with remaining 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice in a large bowl. Add spring mix and toss to coat. Divide fish, salad and cauliflower mash among plates. Sprinkle with more parsley, if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 400,
  • Protein
  • 25 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17 g,
  • Fat
  • 27 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 870 mg.

Kitchen tip

Frozen fillets come in various sizes; just measure out 450 g total.