Our New Year’s Eve Tradition – Baked Haddock in Butter Sauce

Photo courtesy of Flickr/Jeremiah Owyang
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Jeremiah Owyang

My parents started a New Year’s Eve tradition when I was younger that I have done my best to continue with my family. While it has not always been monetarily possible (it can be an expensive evening depending on how many you are feeding) we do our best to make at least one or two of the following each year.

Mom and Dad always did a seafood fest for New Year’s Eve. We would have baked haddock dipped in creamy, melted butter (tastes just like lobster) along with steamed clams, fried shrimp, and plenty of different dips and chips and a variety of cheeses (mom and I both loved cheese platters of any kind) and of course, Mom’s infamous Vodka Slush for the adults and sparkling cider for us kids to drink when the ball dropped at midnight in Times Square. We always gathered around the television and welcomed in the New Year with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

Today I’m sharing Mom’s baked haddock recipe with you. I would love to hear what your family tradition is to ring in the new and say goodbye to the old! Leave a comment below and let us know how you celebrate New Year’s Eve!

Baked Haddock with Butter Sauce

Servings: 4
Calories: 287kcal


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cub bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground dried thyme
  • 4 haddock fillets
  • 1/4 cup butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a small bowl, combine the milk and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and thyme.
  • Dip the haddock fillets in the milk mixture and then press into the crumb mixture to coat.
  • Place haddock fillets in a glass baking dish and drizzle with melted butter.
  • Bake on the top rack of the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily, about 15 minutes.


Many thanks to Linda at AllRecipes.com for this recipe.

What are some of your favorite New Year’s Eve traditions? Share them with us in the comments below!

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  1. Thanks So Much for Sharing This Post for Delicious Baked Haddock in Butter Sauce, It Looks & Sounds Amazing! I Absolutely Love Fish but I Have Never Had Haddock Before but I Love Fish in Lemon or Butter Sauce! I Have Hypothyroidism and it Makes it Hard for Me to Lose Weight So I’m Trying to Eat Healthier and Fish is One of the Healthiest Meats There is! I Will Definitely Save This for Later On, Thanks Again for Sharing! Have a Blessed Day! – Jana

    • It’s delicious, Jana. I’ve had a hard time finding it down here in the south but it’s well worth the search lol! My mom made it all the time back home in Pennsylvania for us.

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