PPS: Haddock with Feta-Yogurt Sauce

This dish is featured as part of my Passover Prep Series – a collection of recipes to enjoy whether you celebrate Passover or not! If this is your first time visiting Cara’s Cravings during the PPS, click here to read more about it.

I apologize if this looks familiar. It might appear that I’m really lame and needed one more recipe for my Passover Prep Series, and just pulled something already existing in my blog which happened to fit the theme. Which wouldn’t be too hard anyway.  But I can guarantee that’s not the case. I hope you know I work a little harder for you!
This is just a little twist on a recipe I made before from that fabulous Kalyn’s Kitchen. I already changed it up once by using haddock instead of the halibut she suggested (solely based on what was on sale at the supermarket that week.) I was thrilled with this recipe for many reasons – it’s easy, delicious, and I almost always have the ingredients on hand. Simply put, you just mix some sour cream with dill, garlic, scallions, and grated parmesan or pecorino cheese, shmear it on the fish (or spread it, if the voices in your head never speak in Yiddish) and pop it in the oven for a quick bake.

Katie over at Health for the Whole Self asked a good question – could yogurt be substituted for the sour cream? To be honest, I wasn’t sure, not having a whole lot of experience baking with yogurt. Fortunately, Katie took the plunge and confirmed that yes indeed, this works. Good to know, since it’s quite likely that if I don’t have sour cream around, I do have yogurt.

So one Sunday as I was pondering the weekly meal plan, I found my refrigerator void of sour cream and pecorino romano, but with an open tub of nonfat plain Greek yogurt and a partial chunk of of feta cheese to use up. I immediately thought of Katie’s substitution with this dish and decided to switch things up once more by using feta instead of pecorino.Thinking about the yogurt and feta combined with the dill already had my mouth watering.

So how did it turn out? The hubby and I loved this just as much – if not a little more – than the first version. The flavors were wonderful and a perfect compliment to the tender, flaky fish. We enjoyed this with cauliflower braised in a Greek-style tomato sauce, and I think the sweet tomato flavor worked really well here so I would also suggest serving this with roasted asparagus and grape tomatoes, or zucchini sauteed with tomato sauce. Finally, since there’s no chametz involved, it’s another no-brainer, perfect dinner to enjoy during Passover, just for yourself or for simple mid-week entertaining.

Baked Haddock with Feta-Yogurt Sauce
Printable Recipe

12oz haddock or other mild white fish
2oz nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 tsp dill weed (dried dill)
1/2 oz crumbled feta 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 yogurt, garlic, dill weed, and feta. Using a rubber spatula, spread an even layer of the yogurt 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: 241.0
Total Fat: 3.2 g
Cholesterol: 132.2 mg
Sodium: 245.3 mg
Total Carbs: 4.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
Protein: 45.9 g
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11 Responses to “PPS: Haddock with Feta-Yogurt Sauce”

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    Joanne — March 28, 2010 @ 5:08 pm Reply

    I really like the yogurt sauce! I think greek yogurt pairs better with feta than sour cream does anyway.

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    Shannon — March 28, 2010 @ 6:10 pm Reply

    dishes like this are perfect for weeknights! sounds delicious :)

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    yumventures — March 28, 2010 @ 9:11 pm Reply

    I love being able to find substitutes for ingredients, it makes me want to make each dish even more! Feta and yogurt go so well together…this looks delicious!

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    Sweet and Savory — March 28, 2010 @ 11:23 pm Reply

    It looks delicious. I am making tilapia, right now. Have a wonderful holiday.

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    Kalyn — March 29, 2010 @ 12:20 am Reply

    I love the idea of adding some feta to the mix!

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    ChubbyNewlywed — March 29, 2010 @ 3:22 pm Reply

    Ooh, I don't have any fish but I do have the ingredients for the sauce and I'm going to put this on the menu for the week (with chicken). Awesome!

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    That Girl — March 29, 2010 @ 4:16 pm Reply

    I love yogurt as a sub for just about anything – sour cream, mayo…

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    Chelsey — April 6, 2010 @ 5:38 pm Reply

    I am making this tonight! Thank-YOu!

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    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — August 11, 2010 @ 2:32 am Reply

    This is a gorgeous fish. Yes, thick non fat greek yogurt is a great sub for sour cream! Love it with the feta.

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    Shannon — April 5, 2011 @ 1:17 am Reply

    dishes like this are perfect for weeknights! sounds delicious :)

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