Alternative Names: Scrod
Monterey Bay Recommendation: Look for other "Best Choice" seafood options first. If none are available, haddock from the U.S. Georges Bank is a "Good Alternative," but know that this source has environmental issues. Say "No, thanks" to haddock from the U.S. Gulf of Maine. Heads up: Most haddock sold on the U.S. market is imported and likely eco-certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.
Uses in Cooking: This utility fish can be baked, broiled, deep fried, poached, or sauteed. It is most often sold as fish and chips or fish sticks.
Similar Fish: Halibut, Cod, Hake
Description: The flavor of this fish is mild and slightly sweet and the texture is firm with small flakes and very little oil.
Fun Facts: Live haddock are covered with a thick layer of mucus. It is so thick that it is often impossible to discern that they have scales.