Haddock on the Grill

Even on cool slightly rainy nights the grill calls to me. It means less clean up and usually faster cooking. Seafood is great to cook on the grill, especially because then the house does not smell like fish! We are very lucky that we have a friend who loves to fish but doesn’t like seafood, so we get pounds of his fresh catch to freeze and pull out when we need it.

Grilled Haddock


1 Tablespoon of olive oil

½ teaspoon of salt

6 to 8 basil leaves, torn

About 3 pounds of Haddock fillets

About ½ pound of Campari tomatoes, diced

1 teaspoon olive oil

½ teaspoon of salt

6 to 8 basil leaves

Juice of ½ a lemon

about 4 ounces of fresh feta cheese, optional


Preheat the grill. Take 2 large pieces of foil and cross them. Drizzle olive oil, salt and basil leaves on the foil. Place haddock fillets on top. Add tomatoes, remaining olive oil, salt and basil leaves, then squeeze the lemon juice over the fish. Close up the foil and fold into a packet.  Add another piece of foil if needed to make sure the fish is completely enclosed. Place on direct heat on the grill. After 10 minutes, move to indirect heat. Close grill and continue to cook for another 20 to 25 minutes. Take off the grill and serve! Sprinkle fish with feta if you like.

I have about 8 pounds of haddock left, so I’m sure there will be more recipes in the future! Any good ideas? What is your favorite way to cook haddock?

Here are some of my other seafood ideas and recipes:

What to do with leftover cod

Sheet Pan Shrimp

Poached Salmon

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9 thoughts on “Haddock on the Grill”

  1. Mmm this sounds good! I don’t think I’ve ever had haddock. My family usually goes for salmon, tuna, or cod. We love seafood, so I’ll have to let them know it’s time to try a different fish 🙂

    1. I love haddock. It is similar to cod, so you could use this recipe for cod as well. But definitely try haddock if you can find it! I’ve made this with flounder too.

    1. I know you can find it in MA in the grocery stores at the fish counter. You could make this with cod too, any firm white fish.

  2. I have never tried this kind of fish yet, but definitely giving this a try. We always grilled salmon or tuna. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  3. I love haddock…well, truth be told, I love seafood! Being from the south, I like it fried with a good gluten free fry coating. But my absolute favorite way of preparing it is to grill! If you are cooking fish in the house, try putting a small bowl of white vinegar near the stove and maybe a couple in the rooms nearest the kitchen. I don’t know why or how, but it cuts down on the fishy smell.

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