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Fish Recipe: Spicy Cajun Haddock

Herbed and seasoned fish recipe

If you like a baked fish recipe with a little bit of a kick, you will love this Cajun Haddock recipe.

Actually, although I have used haddock for this recipe, any thick, firm fleshed fish will do nicely. It works really well with cod too.

This is such a simple, healthy recipe, great for those of us trying to follow a healthy diet, but wanting to eat tasty food while doing so.

This Cajun fish would be wonderful served with rice mixed with spices and tomatoes, Louisiana style, and a salad.

You can easily adjust the heat level by decreasing or increasing the amount of cayenne pepper you use. Or, if you like heat, add a bit of your favorite hot sauce when the fish is served.

This easy baked fish recipe is perfect for so many specialized diets – whether you need diabetic recipes, low carb recipes or gluten free recipes, it suits them all really well.

Herbed and seasoned fish recipe

Spicy Cajun Haddock

If you like a baked fish recipe with a little bit of a kick, you will love this Cajun Haddock. Actually, any thick, firm fleshed fish will do nicely in this recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 732 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 4 haddock fillets, at least 1" thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • In a small bowl combine salt, oregano, cayenne pepper, paprika, black pepper, fennel seeds and thyme. Sprinkle over 1 side of the fillets and rub in with your fingers.
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • In a large oven proof skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook the fillets, spice side down, until browned, about 2 minutes. With large spatula, turn the fillets.
  • Place skillet in the preheated oven and bake until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, about 5 minutes.


Calories: 732kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 147gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 486mgSodium: 2507mgPotassium: 2590mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 652IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 2mg
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  • I have suggested haddock for this recipe, but you can use any thick fleshed fish you prefer.

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