Haddock on Smash

Fridays are always fish days. So here’s another one of them fish and potatoes recipes, to add to your ‘fish & chips alternatives’ list – Pan-seared Haddock on a Crispy Thyme Potato Smash


The Carb

  1. This is a real cheat, if you want good crispy potatoes fast, without using the oven.
  2. In a pot of boiling water, toss in your potatoes, scrubbed with their skin on, and cut to inch-large pieces.
  3. Once they’re done, strain them with a colander and let them sit in there, steaming away for a bit.
  4. Then, get them all onto a hot skillet. With a small knob of butter and a sprinkle of salt, pepper and dried thyme leaves, smash and mix with a potato masher. You want to smash them erratically so you get a lovely assortment of large and smaller pieces, instead of bashing them to a pulp.
  5. Let them sit on the heat for a while, stirring them once here and once there, to stop them from burning.
  6. Sneak a small bite and once you’ve got a pan of fluffy and crispy smash, it’s done.

The Fish

  1. Pat dry your fillet of the sea and season it with just a bit of salt and pepper.
  2. On a hot skillet, drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil and put the fish on.
  3. Watch it closely, as it cooks pretty quickly. When the fish has shrunk slightly and has gone from translucent to opaque, it’s done.
  4. Lay gently atop a portion of potato smash,
  5. A squeeze of a lemon, a pinch of dill leaves and thin slices of chilli, you’re ready to please and be pleased.
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