Simple Quintessential Cuisine

Sautéed Haddock with Lemon, White Wine and Fresh Vegetables

This is a quick and easy dish that can’t help but make one think of summer. It’s full of fresh vegetables and lots of flavor.  I suppose you could mix in some rice if you’re craving carbs, but I think it stands on its own just fine. Yes, it does have some butter, which some may say takes away from its healthy aspect, but I feel the dish needs the extra richness from the butter to fully round out the flavors.  Another important point; don’t feel like you have to go out and purchase the vegetables listed in the ingredients-by all means use whatever you have on hand, as the seasonings incorporated by this dish together with the haddock, are nothing if not versatile.  

You will need…
2 ½ Tbsp olive oil
1-2 lbs fresh haddock
1/3 C all purpose flour
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp table salt
½ white pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small zucchini, diced into 1”pieces
1 small carrot, diced into 1” pieces
1 small yellow bell pepper, diced into 1” pieces
1/3 C diced scallions
¼ C dry white wine
1/3 C chicken stock
Juice of 1 lemon
2 ½ Tbsp butter
Place a large frying pan over medium high heat and then pour in the olive oil. While that’s heating, place the flour, paprika, salt and pepper on a plate and mix well. Pat the fish dry of any excess moisture and then dredge in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess. 
Place in the hot oil and sauté for 3-4 minutes on each side.  Transfer the fish to a plate, cover and set aside.
To the same pan add the zucchini, carrot, pepper and all but 2 Tbsp of the scallions. Sauté for 2-3 minutes and then add the garlic, and continue cooking for another minute taking care to stir frequently. Add and pinch of salt and pepper for seasoning.
Next add the wine and lemon juice and cook for another minute and then pour in the chicken stock followed by the butter. Allow the liquid to come to a simmer, cooking till it’s reduced by half.  With a slotted spoon transfer the vegetables from the pan to a plate and place fish over the top and pour pan dripping over the fish.  Serve immediately, and for those who like a little extra zing be sure to add some extra lemon wedges.

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Erin says:

This looks so good with all the different colors! I am not a huge fan of fish, but I might have to try this with chicken instead. Thanks for sharing!

Holly Henry says:

You can totally use this with chicken and it would be just as delicious. I look forward to hearing about it ;)

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Mary says:

This really sounds lovely as well as being good for you and figure friendly. That's a hard combination to resist. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

Anne says:

This looks awesome. I love fish, especially haddock. And I am satisfied with fish and veggies for my dinner. Nice job… : )

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking says:

Holly, this fish dish looks so unbelievably tasty! I love that you put it on a bed of fresh vegetables, too – it's a whole meal in one recipe! Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful blog and I'm going to explore more of your recipes! :)

Dawn says:

This looks so good! I love simple, fresh dishes like this!

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