Finnan haddie is a Scottish dish with smoked haddock. This is a simple, old family recipe that comes from the Maritimes - Canada. We always called this 'the milk fish'. This goes great with the traditional mashed potatoes and peas.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
40 mins
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 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Place smoked haddock into a glass baking dish. Whisk flour into the melted butter until smooth, then whisk in milk, and pour over the haddock.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the sauce has thickened, and the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; protein 41.2g; carbohydrates 5.8g; fat 10.8g; cholesterol 143.4mg; sodium 1242.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
I happen to love smoked fish of any kind so I loved this simple recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/16/2008
didn't enjoy this one. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
I happen to love smoked fish of any kind so I loved this simple recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/16/2008
didn't enjoy this one. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2013
so bland. My mom fed us this as kids 55 years. I did not like it then...it might have been the snoke flavour so for olde times sake I thought I should give it a try...plus my wife could live on fish if I did not cook lamb chicken pork and beef. Anyway it is way too bland for my tastes today and I have no idea how to 'pick it up'. To each his/her own. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2015
This is the best recipe for Finnan haddie ever...better than my Mother's and we're Scottish! Will make over and over. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2014
Plan to try it tonight. Adding a bay leaf some finely diced onion grind of nutmeg and parsley. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2017
Soaking the fish in the milk overnight prior to cooking is usual for finnan haddie since its a semi-dried sometimes salted smoked very mild flavor fish. This makes a nice smoky sauce and depending on the salt level to the fish very tasty. Be careful with adding salt. Good recipe reminds me of home. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2015
Delicious. I added grated cheese to the sauce to add a little extra flaour Read More
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