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Sophie’s salsa verde with pan fried haddock pieces

on 18/04/2012

Tasty pan-fried haddock pieces with home-made salsa verde!

Yummy & versatile salsa verde

Tasty & succulent haddock!

I am back my friends, after being ill for some time! Ready to party & to make a lot of tasty home cooked dishes, like this tasty dinner!

Thanks for your lovely comments on being absent & ill.

This my version of the good & tasty salsa verde. It means a green sauce. Salsa verde is a great sauce to make. You eat it cold. You can easily make it in a food processor.

How to serve?

I served my salsa verde with pan-fried haddock pieces & oven baked potatoes.

It is great to use as a simple cold sauce in pasta.

You could also stir it through mashed potatoes.

It is great to use a big dollop on jacked potatoes.

It is great in a salad too.

You could also use it on top of grilled pork: a divine combination!

Now, this recipe, this is easy peasy!

Recipe: salsa verde + fish: For 2 persons, with seconds /The salsa verde alone is for about 6 persons


** For the salsa verde:

1 bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley, washed, pad dry on kitchen paper, cut into smaller pieces

1 handful of fresh basil leaves, washed, pad dry on kitchen paper, roughly torn

4 tinned anchovy fillets

2 tablespoons of well-rinsed capers

2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & finely chopped

50 gr of pitted green olives, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

2 medium slices of good quality white bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces

between 150 – 200 ml of a good quality fruity extra virgin olive oil/ I used about 150 ml

Maldon sea salt flakes

fresh black pepper, finely grinned

** For the pan-fried fish pieces:

about 350 gr of good quality thicker haddock fillets, cut into smaller pieces, each about 3 to 4 cm x 2 cm, fish bones removed

vegan baking margarine

black pepper

Maldon sea salt

** To serve: 

I served this tasty dish with oven baked potatoes. You choose what you want.


1. First make the salsa verde. Take a food processor & place all the ingredients of the salsa verde in here, equally divided, except the sea salt, black pepper & the olive oil. Blitz until it all comes together & is finely chopped up. Often, scrape down the sides & reblitz. Now, while the motor is running, pour the olive oil in the mix. See picture:

Pouring & adding the olive oil to the greenish mix!

Just add enough olive oil until you reach a thicker green sauce or until it is to your liking. Check with a spoon for the right consistency. I used up 150 ml. Now, add the seasoning. Add some grins of black pepper & some sea salt flakes. Blitz again & again. Taste! It has to taste fab! Adjust the seasoning if you need to but don’t forget that the capers & the anchovy will already be salty ! Set aside & spoon into a fitting bowl.

2. Now, fry the fish in some vegan baking margarine in hot non-stick pan on a high fire. Fry on one side for about 3 to 4 minutes until golden & cooked & then the other side 1 to 2 minutes until just cooked through, browned & golden in colour on both sides. Season with Maldon sea slat flakes & black pepper. Keep warm.

3. Serve instantly with oven baked potato wedges, the fish & a good dollop of the home-made salsa verde! Enjoy it! The salsa verde will keep in the fridge for a few days. Happy eating! :)   The salsa verde itself is vegan & vegetarian!   Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of them, join 1,111 email followers! Subscribe by email! It is free!

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22 responses to “Sophie’s salsa verde with pan fried haddock pieces

  1. Ina Gawne says:

    Glad you are back Sophie! I love Salsa Verde – I would eat it on anything! :)

  2. kokob says:

    Sophie I’m so glad you’re feeling better and ready to rock! I love haddock!! I have never made salsa verde before, but it sounds a tiny bit like chimmichurri, so I’m sure it is fantastic!! I’ll keep this sauce in mind for the next time I cook a nice white fish like haddock!!

  3. twbarritt says:

    So glad you are back and feeling fit again! This fish dish is a delicious way to return to the table!

  4. hotlyspiced says:

    I’d been wondering where you are! I’m sorry to hear you haven’t been well and I do hope you’ll all better now. I love salsa verde and it goes so well with fish. The presentation if lovely and the photos make this very enticing. Great recipe Sophie xx

  5. Norma Chang says:

    Glad you are back and ready to party and cook again. Your haddock looks so inviting and your salsa verde is so versatile. On my to make list when my flat leaf parsley and basil are ready.

  6. Tandy says:

    welcome back! I love salsa verde with anything :)

  7. zestybeandog says:

    That’s some good looking haddock!

  8. Great recipe, Sophie! Glad to hear you’re well rested and all better! x

  9. Tammy says:

    I love this recipe! The salsa verde sounds amazing and I am so happy that you are feeling better.

  10. Barbara says:

    Oh Sophie, I’m so sorry you were ill. It’s going around here too, but I’ve been fortunate so far. Glad you’re up and about.
    Love this dish…the salsa verde is perfect.

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