Haddock is a marine fish found on both sides of the North Atlantic. Haddock is a popular food fish and is widely fished commercially year-round. Some of the methods used are Danish seine nets, trawlers, long lines and fishing nets.
Fresh haddock has a clean white flesh and can be cooked in the same ways as cod. Freshness of a haddock fillet can be determined by how well it holds together, as a fresh one will be firm; also, fillets should be translucent, while older fillets turn a chalky hue. Young, fresh haddock and cod fillets are often sold as scrod; this refers to the size of the fish. Haddock is the predominant fish of choice in Scotland in a fish supper. It is also the main ingredient of Norwegian fishballs.
Haddock is an excellent source of dietary protein. It also contains a good deal of vitamin B12, pyridoxine, and selenium, and a healthy balance of sodium and potassium, with very little fat.
GRILLED LEMON PEPPER HADDOCK
1/2 c. milk
1 c. bread crumbs
Lemon pepper seasoning salt
1 tbsp. butter
1 lb. haddock fillet
Dip fillet in milk, then bread crumbs. Place on sheet of aluminum foil (enough to make a tent around fillet). Sprinkle with fresh lemon juice. Sprinkle heavy with lemon-pepper and seasoning salt. Dot with butter. Fold up tin foil to make a tent and poke holes in the side for vents. Place on grill and cook about 10 minutes or until fish flakes when tested with a fork.