Prepare the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, basil and salt. Pour the dry ingredients onto a plate and use the bowl again for the next step.
Prepare the liquid ingredients: In the bowl you just emptied, combine the olive oil with the mustard.
Prepare to assemble the haddock: Line up the bowl with the olive, followed by the plate with the dry ingredients. Then line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and place that next to the dry ingredients.
Prepare the haddock: Rinse and pat dry the haddock. If the haddock is in one or two large pieces, use a sharp knife to cut serve size fillets of 4 to 6 ounces. Take the first fillet, dip both sides into the oil, and then dredge both sides in the breadcrumb mixture to coat. Place the coated fillet on the baking sheet. Repeat the process with the remaining fillets.
Bake the haddock: Once all of the haddock has been coated with the breadcrumb mixture, place the baking sheet with the fish in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes. The fish should be white throughout and flake with a fork. Remove or cook a couple more minutes if needed.
Plate the dish: Plate a scoop of pasta, then serve a haddock fillet alongside the pasta. Repeat for the other servings. Pass a quartered lemon so each person can add fresh lemon juice to top their fish. Enjoy — preferably with a white wine from Abruzzo!
You can serve the baked haddock with our Spinach and Mushroom Pasta. Alternatively, you can just toss pasta with some good olive oil, cheese and a bit of salt, or something along those lines. Just stick to an olive oil based preparation as opposed to a tomato sauce to go with the haddock and our recommended wine.
We get our haddock at Whole Foods, where it typically has skin on one side of the fillet. They are happy to remove the skin for me when I ask, this makes the preparation much easier.
I like to use whole wheat pasta the majority of the time, and I did use if for this dish. I especially like the Delallo brand whole wheat pasta.
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