Flaky Baked Haddock with Ritz Cracker & Shrimp Stuffing is the quintessential New England dish. This 30 minute meal is perfect for a delicious weeknight meal!
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Why this Baked Haddock with Ritz Cracker & Shrimp Stuffing is the perfect weeknight meal
Weeknights can get busy so it’s great when you find a simple 30 minute meal that’s delicious. This Baked Haddock Recipe checks all the boxes for me.
Haddock is a mild white fish that is usually pleasing to most pallets. Even your picky non seafood eaters will usually like it. That was definitely me as a kid! Haddock was pretty much the only seafood that I would eat.
When my kids were little I used to make Haddock with a Ritz Cracker and Lemon stuffing but recently I decided to incorporate cut of bits of shrimp. That little shrimpy addition made big flavor changes that we all fell in love with!
The best part about this Baked Haddock dish is I can literally have it prepped, baked and on the table in about 30 minutes…sometimes less when I’m on my game!
That makes this 30 minute meal the perfect weeknight meal!
The best part of living in New England
I’ve lived in New England all of my life and there are many things that I love about it.
First of all as unpredictable as the weather can be the change of seasons is really spectacular. The bite of the bitter Winters really makes you appreciate the warmth that Summer brings. And don’t even get me started with the incredible colors of the Fall Foliage.
Whether you love being by the seaside, the solitude of the lakes and mountains or the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston, it can be found in New England. And all of it is within driving distance.
What’s the best part about living in New England? The Seafood! Clam Chowdah, Maine Lobstah and some of the freshest catches come from the New England coast. This New England Baked Haddock with Ritz Cracker & Shrimp Stuffing is definitely the quintessential New England dish that is a must make!
Should you remove the skin to make Baked Haddock?
Whether you keep the skin on or off your Haddock in this recipe is really just a preference. I kept the skin on. However if I were making a battered haddock then I would take the skin off.
What temperature should Baked Haddock be cooked at?
I like to cook this Baked Haddock recipe at a high temperature. Usually between 400-425 degrees fahrenheit. The higher temperature will create a nice crispy top to your stuffing.
New England Baked Haddock with Ritz Cracker & Shrimp Stuffing
- 1 1/2-2 Pounds Haddock filets
- 15-20 Extra-large Raw Shrimp ,veined and all shell removed,cut into bite sized pieces
- 15 Ritz Crackers
- 1/2 Stick Butter ,melted
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
- Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
- Place haddock on baking sheet skin side down (if it isn't removed)
- Drizzle lemon juice on haddock and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, crush Ritz crackers to form crumbs.
- Toss crumbs with melted butter.
- Top your haddock evenly with Shrimp pieces then sprinkle with cracker mixture.
- Bake in preheated oven on center rack for 15-20 minutes or until haddock is cooked through and flaky. Crumb topping should be slightly browned.
- Remove from oven and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
Here are some great side dishes to serve with your Baked Haddock.
Orzo Pasta Salad with Lobster & Lemon Dressing
Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Mandarin Oranges & Almonds
Spinach & Arugula Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette
My husband loved this shrimp stuffed haddock recipe so much he asked for it two weeks in a row and he’s only a once a month fish eater kind of guy. And simple to make….GREAT RECIPE!!
Nicole Crocker says
So glad it was a hit Brenda! One of my favorites too!
Made this for my Dad and Step Mom last week. I had a nibble …. It was awesome! Making a piece for myself tonight! Can’t wait!
I do scallops by dipping in egg, cover in crushed ritz, put on baking pan and drizzle melted butter on them and bake