Baked Haddock with Dill-Sour Cream

One thing I know for certain: I have a knack for making things more complicated than they need to be. Which must be why simpler seafood preparations never occur to me. Instead of doing what’s easy (and likely proven delicious) I mull over more intense seasonings and sauces and sides. And not only that, I go for the “fancier” fish. I’m much more likely cook salmon or tuna, than to take advantage of a New England staple like haddock. But when I came across a recipe for halibut baked in a cheesy, herbed sour cream over at Kalyn’s Kitchen, I equally surprised by it’s simplicity as I was by how much I wanted to make it.

I didn’t think I’d be able to get my hands on halibut, but I figured it would work well with other white fish too. I typically use mahi or tilapia, but I decided to try out some haddock from the grocery store – a first for me, if you can believe it.

Besides being simple, delicious, and healthy, there’s another big bonus with this dish – I can add it to the list of meals my husband can prepare all on his own. You see, I got stuck late at work, which pushed my workout late, which sent me whining over the phone to hubby about googling “Kalyn’s Kitchen halibut” to lead him to the recipe. Fortunately, the ingredients are all things we typically have around, so I can see this becoming a staple. Like Kalyn says, it would work well with other white fish, but I even think it would be great with salmon since dill compliments it nicely. I served this with some delicious zucchini, simply sauteed with garlic, oregano, and some leftover chickpeas and tomato sauce that needed to get used.


Baked Haddock with Dill Sour Cream
Slightly Adapted from
Kalyn’s Kitchen
Printable Recipe

12oz haddock or other mild white fish
4 tbsp light sour cream
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 tsp dill weed (dried dill)
2 tbsp (1/2 oz) grated pecorino romano or parmesan cheese
2-3 large scallions, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 375F.

Let the fish come to room temperature, and season with salt and pepper. Place the fish in a baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray (or on a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier cleanup.) Season the fish with freshly ground salt & pepper.

Reserve 1 heaping tbsp of the green onions for garnish, and finely chop the remainder and combine with the sour cream, garlic, dill weed, and pecorino. Using a rubber spatula, spread an even layer of the sour cream mixture over each piece of fish.

Bake for about 15-18 minutes (if you have a thicker cut of fish, it will take a little longer) or until firm and opaque in the center. Sprinkle with remaining scallions before serving.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 228.1
Total Fat: 6.3 g
Cholesterol: 113.8 mg
Sodium: 229.5 mg
Total Carbs: 4.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
Protein: 36.1 g

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26 Responses to “Baked Haddock with Dill-Sour Cream”

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    yumventures — February 11, 2010 @ 2:52 pm Reply

    This looks great! My boyfriend is not a fish eater, but he loves dill, so maybe this will convert him =)

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    Kalyn — February 11, 2010 @ 3:54 pm Reply

    So glad you liked it! (And I've never cooked haddock either so now I'm curious about it since it looks so good in your photo.)

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    That Girl — February 11, 2010 @ 5:14 pm Reply

    I don't eat fish, but my parents always did. It's so funny to see the different fish you get on the different coasts. I remember them eating Haddock and Roughy and Snapper on the East Coast, but they're so hard to find on the West!

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    Elina — February 11, 2010 @ 6:47 pm Reply

    Fish really CAN be easy and delicious. This one sounds great! I don't remember the last time my husband made anything. I'm pretty sure making fish would intimidate him. The most can pull off without my assistance is pizza… in fact he's better at it than I am :)

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    katiehealthforthewholeself — February 11, 2010 @ 7:15 pm Reply

    Do you think plain Greek yogurt would work in place of the sour cream in this recipe?

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    Cara — February 11, 2010 @ 7:57 pm Reply

    Katie, I can't say for sure but I think it would be worth a shot. Yogurt can be substituted for sour cream in baked goods, so I think there's a good chance it will work here too. Let us know if you try it!

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    Kevin — February 13, 2010 @ 3:26 pm Reply

    That is my kind of way to do some haddock! You really can't go wrong with the fish and dill combo.

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    katiehealthforthewholeself — February 16, 2010 @ 8:56 pm Reply

    Cara, I wanted to let you know that I tried this recipe with Greek yogurt, and it was amazing! I actually just blogged about it (with a link to your recipe) – http://www.healthforthewholeself.com

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    katiehealthforthewholeself — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    Cara, I wanted to let you know that I tried this recipe with Greek yogurt, and it was amazing! I actually just blogged about it (with a link to your recipe) – http://www.healthforthewholeself.com

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    Kevin — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    That is my kind of way to do some haddock! You really can't go wrong with the fish and dill combo.

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    Kevin — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    That is my kind of way to do some haddock! You really can't go wrong with the fish and dill combo.

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    Cara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    Katie, I can't say for sure but I think it would be worth a shot. Yogurt can be substituted for sour cream in baked goods, so I think there's a good chance it will work here too. Let us know if you try it!

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    Elina — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    Fish really CAN be easy and delicious. This one sounds great! I don't remember the last time my husband made anything. I'm pretty sure making fish would intimidate him. The most can pull off without my assistance is pizza… in fact he's better at it than I am :)

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    Elina — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    Fish really CAN be easy and delicious. This one sounds great! I don't remember the last time my husband made anything. I'm pretty sure making fish would intimidate him. The most can pull off without my assistance is pizza… in fact he's better at it than I am :)

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    katiehealthforthewholeself — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    Do you think plain Greek yogurt would work in place of the sour cream in this recipe?

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    katiehealthforthewholeself — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    Do you think plain Greek yogurt would work in place of the sour cream in this recipe?

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    Kalyn — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    So glad you liked it! (And I've never cooked haddock either so now I'm curious about it since it looks so good in your photo.)

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    That Girl — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    I don't eat fish, but my parents always did. It's so funny to see the different fish you get on the different coasts. I remember them eating Haddock and Roughy and Snapper on the East Coast, but they're so hard to find on the West!

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    yumventures — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    This looks great! My boyfriend is not a fish eater, but he loves dill, so maybe this will convert him =)

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    That Girl — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    I don't eat fish, but my parents always did. It's so funny to see the different fish you get on the different coasts. I remember them eating Haddock and Roughy and Snapper on the East Coast, but they're so hard to find on the West!

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    That Girl — April 5, 2011 @ 1:15 am Reply

    I don't eat fish, but my parents always did. It's so funny to see the different fish you get on the different coasts. I remember them eating Haddock and Roughy and Snapper on the East Coast, but they're so hard to find on the West!

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    Kalyn — April 5, 2011 @ 1:15 am Reply

    So glad you liked it! (And I've never cooked haddock either so now I'm curious about it since it looks so good in your photo.)

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    katiehealthforthewholeself — April 5, 2011 @ 1:15 am Reply

    Do you think plain Greek yogurt would work in place of the sour cream in this recipe?

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    Elina — April 5, 2011 @ 1:15 am Reply

    Fish really CAN be easy and delicious. This one sounds great! I don't remember the last time my husband made anything. I'm pretty sure making fish would intimidate him. The most can pull off without my assistance is pizza… in fact he's better at it than I am :)

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    Spunkyns — January 2, 2012 @ 9:02 pm Reply

    I am eating this as we speak and it is so good I will eat this at least twice a week……the flavors are amazing together.

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    Cara — January 2, 2012 @ 9:15 pm Reply

    So glad you like it!

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