Hake or whiting would also work well in this simple and tasty dish.


  • 700 g haddock, skinned and boned
  • 375 g pasta – linguini or spaghetti are ideal
  • 250 g broccoli, broken up into small florets
  • a little salt and black pepper
  • 125 g cream
  • 125 g stock
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • 2 handfuls watercress or spinach leaves, roughly torn


  • Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water as per packet instructions. For the last minute add the broccoli. Drain and return to the saucepan, along with a couple of tablespoons of the cooking liquid. Keep warm while you cook the fish and make the sauce.
  • Heat the grill. Lightly oil a baking tray and place the fish on it. Season with salt and pepper. Cook under the hot grill for 5-6 minutes until the fish flakes easily.
  • Put the cream and stock in a saucepan along with the garlic, chillies, lemon juice and rind and season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes. Then stir this mixture and the watercress and parsley through the pasta. Finally flake the fish and gently stir it in.
  • Serve with a green salad.


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