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Recipe: Haddock Mediterranean

Recipe: Haddock Mediterranean

An Easy, Yet Memorable Meal

We’re not what you’d call stuck on it, but the goodness of Mediterranean eating – all the rage now – has been a family tradition for us since we came to the Boston Fish Pier from Sicily five generations ago. It’s a kind of cuisine that’s not flashy, but rather grounded, resonating with the best that the earth and sea have to offer. We thought we’d offer you an example this month as a reminder of how easy it can be to prepare a memorable meal with your gourmet fresh seafood home delivery online from Boston Sword & Tuna.

As your place for the best fresh seafood market online, we’ve been talking about haddock lately because the catch is well into our heaviest landings of the year, making right now a great time to buy fresh haddock fillets for their value as well as their mild, friendly flavor and firm, flaky texture.

Ingredients

  • 4 8-ounce Boston Sword & Tuna haddock fillets
  • 20 cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 20 capers
  • 20 black olives
  • 8 Tbl pesto
  • 4 Tbl olive oil
  • 4 Tbl white wine

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  1. Place each haddock fillet on a sheet of parchment paper. The parchment will serve to cook your fish with steam. It’s a healthy alternative, plus it makes cleanup a breeze.
  2. To each sheet of parchment, add five cherry tomatoes (halved), five capers, and five black olives. Add two tablespoons of pesto. Drizzle each with a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of white wine.
  3. Loosely fold the parchment over each fillet and scrunch it to a close at the top. Then wrap each parchment packet in foil and place all four on a baking tray.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove the foil. Serve the fillets in the parchment paper.

What to Serve on the Side

Side dishes are wide open for your Mediterranean haddock fillets. We like to carry on the simplicity of this dish by preparing new potatoes and snap peas. A good approach for the snap peas is to boil them briefly and toss them in a bowl of lemon rind with a minced shallot, all connected by olive oil, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Kosher salt, pepper, and just a trace of sugar sprinkled there will complete this green accompaniment for your Mediterranean haddock. Enjoy!

As your sea to home online fish market, our family here at Boston Sword & Tuna stands ready to be your trusted source for shellfish and online fresh fish delivery.

Michael J. Scola

While earning his degree in business, Michael spent summers and winters working the floor at Boston Sword & Tuna and learning the seafood business from the ground up. As a fifth-generation fishmonger and handled different species, lumped sword and tuna, sorted through vats of haddock and cod, broke down salmon cases, graded the fish, and more. During this time, Mike was a veritable sea sponge, learning from the most-experienced seafood professionals in the game while acquiring the tools needed to be successful in this gritty industry.