Rating: 4.13 stars
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3

Delicious baked haddock with spinach, diced tomatoes, smothered in a rich, tangy tomato sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly butter a 2-quart casserole or baking dish large enough to hold haddock fillets in a single layer.

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  • Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook the onion slices, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in spinach and nutmeg and cook for about 3 minutes.

  • Arrange haddock fillets in baking dish. Spoon equal portions of the spinach mixture between the fillets. Spoon drained tomatoes around fillets and sprinkle with the thyme, tarragon and salt.

  • Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

  • While fish is baking, make the sauce. If necessary add enough water to reserved tomato liquid to make 1 cup. In the skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Stir in the minced onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add 3/4 cup of the tomato juice to the onions. Bring mixture to a boil. Whisk the cornstarch into the remaining 1/4 cup juice, then add to the skillet. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring, until sauce thickens slightly. Pour sauce over baked fillets and serve.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 9.2g; fat 5.4g; cholesterol 75.8mg; sodium 466mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2010
Tarragon, nutmeg & thyme - what a brilliant combination !!! Tasting as I worked my way through the directions, I found it a bit bland for out tastes, so I added 2T freshly minced garlic to the onion for last 2 min of sauté, added 1-1/2 T of capers & 1/4 C white wine to sauce, used 28 oz can diced tomato & increased the thyme to 1 tsp & tarragon to 3/4 tsp. Marvelous dish; definitely making again! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2011
I made this last night & it was good but it didn't have a whole lot of flavor even after making some changes that others suggested. I think it has potential though! I sauteed the onion in butter & added about a TBSP or a tad more of fresh garlic added the spinach & nutmeg. Then I put the fish in the dish & sprinkled onion powder cayenne pepper & salt on it. Next time I will add garlic powder & regular pepper as well. I put the spinach mixture all over the fish & baked it. When I made the sauce I added 1/4 cup of white wine to it. Next time I'll use a can of tomato sauce & double it cause there wasn't nearly enough! I think with the extra changes it could be really good & healthy dinner:-) Read More
(9)
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
Tarragon, nutmeg & thyme - what a brilliant combination !!! Tasting as I worked my way through the directions, I found it a bit bland for out tastes, so I added 2T freshly minced garlic to the onion for last 2 min of sauté, added 1-1/2 T of capers & 1/4 C white wine to sauce, used 28 oz can diced tomato & increased the thyme to 1 tsp & tarragon to 3/4 tsp. Marvelous dish; definitely making again! Thanks for sharing. Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
Hubby really liked it I found it a little bland think I'll add more spice/herbs next time. We enjoyed it on a bed of rice with asparagras and greens beans. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2010
I made this except i opted out o making the additional tomato sauce and it was really delicious a great way to do fish! Read More
(12)
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2011
I made this last night & it was good but it didn't have a whole lot of flavor even after making some changes that others suggested. I think it has potential though! I sauteed the onion in butter & added about a TBSP or a tad more of fresh garlic added the spinach & nutmeg. Then I put the fish in the dish & sprinkled onion powder cayenne pepper & salt on it. Next time I will add garlic powder & regular pepper as well. I put the spinach mixture all over the fish & baked it. When I made the sauce I added 1/4 cup of white wine to it. Next time I'll use a can of tomato sauce & double it cause there wasn't nearly enough! I think with the extra changes it could be really good & healthy dinner:-) Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2009
The taste and presentation were great. My son said it was the best fish he had ever tasted. I was disappointed though because the fish more or less poached in the juices created by the spinach and tomatoes. I would like a dryer finished dish. That is why I gave this dish 4 stars instead of 5. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2010
I made this and it was delicious! I used a can of diced tomatoes with basil garlic and oregano for added flavor. I found that when I measured the remaining juice from the can of the tomatoes there was hardly anything so I just used a medium can tomato sauce and added some sauteed onion garlic and the tarragon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2011
This was so easy and so delicious! I took the advice of some reviewers and added a little more spice and used wine instead of water for the sauce. Doubled the sauce. Yummm! Served with wild rice. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2010
Very tastey! The 2 qt dish seemed too small for all of the ingredients -will go bigger next time. A great way to enjoy haddock and get your veggies too. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2012
This was great. I was worried it would be too bland so I added lemon juice to the spinach mixture and some salt and pepper to the sauce and it worked out perfectly. Read More
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