Cajun style haddock recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Prep: 05 min
Cooking: 10 min
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  • A spicy and tasty fish recipe which is very quick and easy to prepare and cook. This recipe uses haddock fillets but if you want to push the boat out for a special occasion you could use any firm fleshed fish such as tuna, swordfish or cod. Cook on the griddle for a lovely ridged appearance or in an ordinary frying pan. A tempting mid week lunch or main meal dish, Cajun style haddock is great for a barbeque too. Serve with new potatoes, potato wedges coleslaw and salad.


    • 4 haddock fillets
    • 2tbsp natural yoghurt
    • 1tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1tsp ground cumin
    • 1tsp paprika
    • 1tsp mustard powder
    • ½tsp cayenne pepper
    • ½tsp dried thyme
    • ½tsp dried oregano
    • Vegetable oil for brushing


    • Pat the fish dry on a piece of kitchen paper. In a small bowl mix together the yoghurt and lemon juice and brush the mixture over both sides of the fish fillets. Lay the fish on a piece of greaseproof paper.

    • In another small bowl mix together the garlic, cumin, paprika, mustard powder, cayenne, thyme and oregano.

    • Coat both sides of the fish with the seasoning mix and press it on well.

    • Brush a ridged grill pan or frying pan with a little oil and heat until very hot.

    • Add the fish and cook over a high heat for 4 – 5 minutes until the underside is well browned.

    • Brush the fish with a little more oil if necessary, then turn it over and cook for a further 4 – 5 minutes or until the fillets have cooked through. Serve immediately.

    Top tip for making Cajun style haddock

    Ready-made Cajun spice mixes are available in supermarkets which are ideal for this type of recipe if you don’t want to buy separate jars of different spices.

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