The Anonymous Widower

Haddock On A Bed Of Asparagus

It seems that the shops have a surfeit of asparagus. As I had some haddock, I looked for a suitable recipe and found this one here on SparkPeople. It took me about half-an-hour to cook it.

For two people you need the following.

2 fillets of haddock

1 pack of asparagus

2 cups of frozen peas.

1 large onion (finely chopped)

2 tomatoes (chopped into quarters)

Salt, freshly-ground black pepper.

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp vegetable stock powder.

As it was 2 small fillets, just for me, I used a pack of English asparagus tips.  None of your air-freighted stuff for me!

I started by heating the oil in a saucepan and then adding the onion.

Cooking The Onion

Cooking The Onion

I cooked it, until the onion was reasonably cooked. I then added the tomatoes, seasoned it all with black pepper and let it cook on a gentle heat for a minute or so.

Adding The Tomatoes

Adding The Tomatoes

I then added a cup of water, the vegetable stock powder and the frozen peas (from frozen).

I left the peas to cook for five minutes before adding the haddock fillets to the sauce.

Cooking The Haddock In The Sauce

Cooking The Haddock In The Sauce

After another five minutes the haddock was cooked.

As the haddock c0oked, a cooked the asparagus in the way that Heston Blumenthal used in this recipe.

Cooking The Asparagus

Cooking The Asparagus

I just fried them in a little olive oil with some seasoning.

It was then just a matter of arranging the asparagus on a plate, putting the haddock on top and then adding the sauce and some of the peas.

Haddock On A Bed Of Asparagus

Haddock On A Bed Of Asparagus

I also added some potatoes.

I think others might modify this to their taste, perhaps by adding lemon juice. But I liked it the way it came.

May 21, 2013 - Posted by | Food | , , ,


  1. Nicely done.

    Comment by Janet Rörschåch | May 23, 2013 | Reply

    • It ceertainly solves the problem of the glut of good asparagus this year.

      Comment by AnonW | May 23, 2013 | Reply

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