baked haddock & roasted potatoes for two

fish night is easy night. usually. unless i decide to forgo baking or pan frying for beer battered. which tastes amazing, but is not the quickest or cleanest process.

the potatoes were already on the menu since i had them left over from the potato salad i made last week. since i had to turn on the oven for the potatoes i figured i may as well bake the fish too. and it couldn't have been simpler. all in all this took a total of 35 minutes. and there were 4 things to wash - knife, cutting board, and two baking dishes. easy on the cook and the clean up. works for me.

since my house is surrounded by chives, i sprinkled those on the potatoes before they went in the oven and added it to the lemon butter for the fish. i bet rosemary would be really good too. too bad my rosemary didn't make it through the winter. bummer.

oh. and the flavored butter. that's joy of cooking's "serving suggestion" for baked fish. and it was perfect for me, just the perfect amount of lemon. but if you really want to be quick, skip it and just squirt your fish with a lemon wedge. it'll work just as well.

baked haddock & potatoes for two

1 pound haddock fillet, cut in two
about half pound potatoes, cut into wedges if they're big or if they're small, leave as is
2 tablespoons soft butter
2 teaspoons lemon juice
couple tablespoons chives, parsley, or other herbs you have on hand
  1. preheat the oven to 425. wash the potatoes and cut into wedges (if they're big). place in a baking pan or sheet, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, pepper, and herb of your choice. mix with your hands so all potatoes are covered. bake for 30 minutes.
  2. while the potatoes are cooking, prep the fish. in another baking dish, coat the bottom with olive oil. place the fish fillets in the pan and drizzle the top with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. when the potatoes have 6 minutes left to cook, put the fish in the oven and bake with the potatoes.
  3. while the fish & potatoes are cooking, make the flavored butter. mix together the butter, lemon juice, season with salt & pepper, and add the herb of your choice.
  4. serve the cooked fish with a dollop of the flavored butter and lemon wedges.
  5. easiest dinner ever.

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