Haddock is a firm white fish, slightly sweeter and smaller than cod but otherwise very similar. Both smoked and unsmoked varieties are equally popular, with the former sometimes dyed a vivid yellow. Like cod, haddock unfortunately suffers from overfishing, so take care to purchase a sustainably sourced variety and be sure to buy your fish as fresh as possible.
Take a look at our collection of heavenly haddock recipes, including Nathan Outlaw's Cornish haddock with sea beet soup, and Dominic Chapman's simple Smoked haddock fish cakes recipe.
Haddock is a popular fish in Scotland. In addition to the traditional fish soup Cullen Skink, made with smoked haddock in Adam Stokes’ recipe, in Scotland it is more common to find haddock than cod down your local fish and chip shop. As Josh Eggleton demonstrates in his Traditional fish and chips recipe, haddock fillets stand up very well to frying, resulting in delicious battered fish that, while not quite as flaky as cod, is deliciously moist and delicately flavoured.
For a new take on haddock recipes, try Shaun Rankin's Thai-style haddock, steam cooked 'en papillote' for a wonderful healthy meal. This recipe is an absolute show-stopper with minimal effort and a great way to introduce kids to Asian spices.