ABOUT THIS RECIPE

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Yield: 6 servings

ingredients

1/3  cup butter

small onion - diced medium

1 tablespoon tarragon

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

2 cups milk

3 pounds whole fish filets (haddock, halibut or turbot)

cups shredded white cheddar cheese or Swiss cheese

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease a 13 x 9 X 2 inch-baking dish; set aside

Over medium heat melt butter in medium saucepan; add onion & garlic and sauté until softened. Stir in flour, tarragon, red pepper flakes (optional), salt & pepper and cook for 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk. Cook, stirring often, until thickened. Remove from heat.

Pour a little sauce onto the bottom of prepared baking dish. Place fish in pan and pour remaining sauce over the fish. Top with cheese and bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily.

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Baked Maine Haddock Au Gratin

Haddock is a wonderfully light, sweet and flaky white fish that has been a Maine delicacy for centuries. This classic recipe is a DownEast favorite for its simple elegance. If you want to impress a Mainer, do it with simple goodness. This recipe is straight from the coast of Maine and is the highly prized dish that many Maine families serve every Christmas Eve.