Cajun Spice Baked Haddock is Simple and Flavourful

Cajun-spiced baked haddock is simple and flavourful

This Cajun haddock recipe is super easy and extra flavourful.

I can go weeks without seeing some if my good friends. And I don’t mean friends who live far away. I mean the friends who live five or 10 minutes away. It’s ridiculous. But if you have young kids may be you know what I mean. Weekends are busy and field-side chats during soccer practice end up being some of our most social times. That’s life during this little slice of time that our kids are young.

I miss real chat time with my friends though so we have a new strategy… a weeknight potluck every six weeks or so. There’s nothing like sharing a glass of wine with friends to make a Tuesday night feel like the weekend. We catch up and laugh, share great food and are home and in bed by 11:00. It’s perfect.

This recipe came out of one such gathering. It’s a recipe I usually make with shrimp but discovered that white fish is a tasty substitute. Serve with couscous and a salad or  this delicious carrot slaw.

Cajun haddock recipe

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy sauce or Tamari (GF)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice (about half a lemon)
  • Zest from half a lemon
  • 2 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
  • pinch of cayenne (or more if you like)
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley or cilantro (chopped)
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce (can omit if you can’t find GF sauce)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds firm white fish (haddock or cod)
  1. Combine all ingredients except the fish in a baking dish and stir well.
  2. Place fish in the dish, spooning over the marinade.
  3. Let the fish marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 450 F for about 10 minutes or until done.

Cajun-spiced baked haddock is simple and flavourful

 

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