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Best Baked Fish

To celebrate my husband's birthday we went to an excellent local lobster pound/fish market and treated him to fresh steamed lobster and some nice haddock.    I don't eat seafood, so I called out to friends to help and got lots of great ideas and in the end, he chose this Best Baked Fish.  

I was extremely nervous about ruining this piece of fish, I know nothing about cooking it other than what I've seen on TV.  This recipe was simple and foolproof. First lay the haddock in a buttered baking dish, then pour some milk over it. 

Then combine melted butter, crushed Ritz crackers, paprika, garlic powder, lemon juice and lemon zest.  I like to melt the butter in a large mixing cup and then stir in the other ingredients with a fork.

Gently pat the crumbs onto the top of the fish.  I cover the dish with foil for the first 15 minutes and then remove it and bake until the fish is cooked through and flakes with a fork.

My son normally only eats the Gorton's or fried stuff at restaurants.  Both he and my husband love it done this way.  In fact, they love it so much that I've never gotten a picture of it after it's been baked!



Best Baked Fish

Best Baked Fish
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 2.5 lb. skinned haddock fillets
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 sleeves of Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • Juice and zest of one lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place fish fillets in a buttered pan or ovenproof casserole. Pour milk over fillets.
  3. Melt butter; mix butter with cracker crumbs, garlic powder, paprika, lemon juice and zest. Arrange crumb mixture on top of fillets.
  4. Cover with foil. Bake @ 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.


Slightly adapted from "Cookin' With Shirley, Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library, Shirley, MA-recipe from Joan Ebbeson)"

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