Haddock Piccata

If cod is the king, the haddock might be the queen. At last in Iceland where the latter is the most common fish on the tables. Haddock is easy to prepare and can be cooked in more than million ways. As we eat the same species of fish rather often it may be good to chance the recipe sometimes. This fine recipe is from the website afoodieaffair.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Haddock fillets
  • about ¼ cup flour for dredging
  • freshly ground white or black pepper to taste
  • 2-4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon small capers, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Soak fish fillets in milk for 5 to 20 minutes. Remove from milk, and pat dry with paper towels. Put some flour in a ziptop bag, and add fish and shake gently until coated.
  2. In a large skillet, melt about 3 tablespoons of the butter with the oil over medium heat.
  3. When the butter foam has subsided, slip the fillets into the skillet. Sauté over medium to medium-high heat until lightly golden, about 3 minutes a side for thick fillets, turning them only once. Transfer to a heated platter and reduce the heat to medium-low. Remove any excess brown butter. Add the capers, garlic and wine. Stir to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until the alcohol has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and about 1 tablespoon of butter to create a smooth sauce. Stir in the parsley and taste. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the sauce over the fish. Serve immediately with rice and good bread.

 

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