Baked Haddock & Potatoes

"Simple and tasty haddock recipe. It can be done with other white fishes, cod for instance. I used to have it in a local restaurant and then I tried to figure out how it was made. Perfect with a very cold white whine."
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  • Cut the potatoes in thick slices (3mm approx.) and sprinkle with half the olive oil and salt.
  • Cover a baking dish with the potatoes arranged in 2 layers.
  • Add 1/4 glass of water and bake at 180°C while the rest of the recipe is being prepared (about 20 minutes).
  • Put the rest of the olive oil into a frying-pan.
  • Add the garlic and the red hot pepper (just a couple of slices per fillet will do, the recipe does not have to be too hot).
  • Prepare a mixture with the rest of the water, the vinegar, salt and white pepper.
  • When the garlic gets golden, add the mixture, and let cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the fillets with salt and olive oil.
  • Put the haddock fillets on top of the potatoes and pour the mixture with the garlic over them.
  • Bake for another 15 minutes or until done (the colour changes to white).

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  1. I loved it. I will be making it again very soon.
  2. I also thoroughly enjoyed this dish. I would reduce the olive oil and the water in the beginning - I think I would like the potatoes to get a little crispiness to them. The balance of the ingredients was very nice and delicate.
  3. Tried this with just the fish, no potatoes. I don't recommend it.
  4. This tasted sublime, surprisingly so for such a simple dish. Given the quantity of garlic (which I expected to overwhelm the fish), this had a much milder flavour than one would think with the vinegar,oil garlic and chilli in perfect balance. I changed nothing from the given recipe and have also used cod to great effect. The only thing that I may try is to reduce the olive oil quantity to 6 Tbs as I felt so guilty using the recipe's 8. A great dish when you're in a rush.


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