Poor Man's Lobster (Haddock) w/ melted butter

Michelle Koletar/Mertz


I grew up Catholic, so haddock on Fridays during lent was a tradition. This was one of my favorite ways of having it, and it is so easy.
Lobster tail is my favorite food, and although this is not as fantabulous as lobster tail, it will give you that fix when you need it for a lot less $$$! It is so good!


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20 Min


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2 lb
haddock, fresh or thawed (if frozen) - i always use icelandic
2 Tbsp
old bay seasoning
2 Tbsp
vinegar (plain old white)
can beer (i use light)
salt & pepper
lemon wedges

How to Make Poor Man's Lobster (Haddock) w/ melted butter


  • 1So easy. Mix beer with Old Bay, vinegar, & some salt & pepper in Dutch Oven or other large saucepan. Place haddock over top. Pour about a beer can full of water over top of haddock -- just enough to cover.
  • 2Turn heat to boil & boil covered for 20 minutes over med heat.
  • 3Remove haddock with large spatula & place on serving plate. Squeeze lemon juice over top. Serve with melted cups of butter. (Don't be alarmed if the haddock doesn't look beautiful when you take it out. Inside it's all nice & white & flaky).
  • 4Just as I do w/ lobster tail, I like to flake the haddock pieces & then let them sit in my melted butter for a minute as I eat. Enjoy!

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About Poor Man's Lobster (Haddock) w/ melted butter

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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