Pasta with Escarole and Haddock

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
This is a layered dish with a delicious sauteed escarole, buttery crumb-topped haddock on a bed of your favorite pasta.

This versatile pasta dish can be substituted with spinach, kale or even swiss chard so don't worry if you can't find escarole.

Garlic wine butter, white fish swimming with wonderful sauteed greens makes this easy dish fit for a family or hosting a dinner party.

With just a few simple ingredients you will have this gourmet dish on your tables in no time and use any kind of pasta you prefer.

We love penne or rigatoni with this dish as the thicker pasta is heartier.

If you love seafood you may also enjoy our Baked Haddock with Scallops and a Lemon Dill Sauce.

Scroll through all our tips and substitution suggestions for this printable recipe below.


this is a dish or rigatoni with greens and haddock on top





A Hearty Seafood Dish



Although haddock and cod are the family choice of seafood to use, any hearty white fish can be used.


We have used fresh caught Mahi Mahi also so feel free to mix and match whatever fish you have on hand.


The fish can be served with or without pasta and we have several suggestions for those wanting to keep it low carb below.


The sauce will really make this dish from simple to gourmet and you just need a little drizzle of butter on top for breadcrumb perfection.


this is buttered breadcrumbs on top of white fish


Ingredients You Will Need:


  • haddock or another white fish
  • butter
  • breadcrumbs
  • white wine (I used pinot grigio)
  • olive oil
  • pasta of choice
  • minced garlic
  • fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Pecorino Romano cheese
  • escarole


this is boiled escarole


Any Seafood Can Be Used

  • Mahi Mahi
  • Grouper
  • Scallops
  • Cod
  • Chilean seabass
  • Flounder
  • Snook
  • Halibut

Pasta Substitutions

  • fresh spinach leaves
  • artichoke hearts
  • sundried tomatoes
  • mushrooms
  • sliced squash of any kind
  • sliced onions
  • sauteed peppers


this is seafood and vegetables wtih escarole


Other Favorite Seafood Recipes



Pan Seared Sea Bass Medley


Seafood Medley


Stuffed Shrimp and Crab Flounder


Tips

  1. Don't overcook the seafood you're using
  2. use only fresh ingredients for best results
  3. for spicy add some hot sauce to taste or more cayenne pepper
  4. for those allergic to seafood use chicken breast
  5. for a low-fat version use all chicken broth, or lemon juice for nonalcohol
  6. any pasta can be used cook your favorite to preference
  7. if you can't find escarole use spinach, kale, or swiss chard


boiled penne pasta


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Seafood Lovers!



This easy skillet haddock with greens is one of my all-time favorite seafood dishes.


Again, as I mentioned, add  any vegetables you like if you're not a fan of  greens, just pick out a vegetable you like





Pasta with Escarole and Haddock

Pasta with Escarole and Haddock

Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 9 MinInactive time: 45 HourTotal time: 45 H & 19 M
This is flavorful pasta with haddock, escarole sauteed, and topped with a buttery breadcrumb cooked in a garlicky wine sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches of escarole, cleaned and boiled in salted water for 35 minutes, and drained and set aside
  • 1 tablespoon of butter,
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of finely minced garlic
  • added to a small frying pan then sauteed until fragrant around 3 minutes, toss with the rigatoni pasta, and set this aside
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • For the Haddock:
  • 1 pound of haddock filets (around 4) or another white fish you prefer
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs with 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese mixed together and set aside
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 cup white dry wine
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Note for the Pasta:
  • Serve with any pasta of choice we chose rigatoni cooked al dente I cooked the pasta first and keep it warm tossed in a little pasta water and a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.

Instructions

  1. Keep the cooked pasta warm and set aside for plating.
  2. In a medium fry pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil with 3 cloves of minced garlic for 1 minute.
  3. Add to the oil the boiled and drained cooked escarole until fragrant with garlic around 6 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Set the greens aside om a baking dish and keep warm in the oven on low.
  5. In that same pan add wine, then haddock, and simmer until haddock is cooked and bright white in color. around 4 to 6 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle the top of each piece of fish with bread crumbs mixed with cheese and drizzle with the melted butter, cover for 1 more minute on low heat.
  7. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  8. Place the cooked pasta of choice on the bottom of a plate, top with sauteed greens, then bread crumb topped haddock.
  9. Season with freshly chopped parsley and more grated cheese if desired..

Notes:

Tips

  1. Don't overcook the seafood you're using
  2. use only fresh ingredients for best results
  3. for spicy add some hot sauce to taste or more cayenne pepper
  4. for those allergic to seafood use chicken breast
  5. for a low-fat version use all chicken broth, or lemon juice for nonalcohol
  6. any pasta can be used 
  7. if you can't find escarole use spinach

Pasta Substitutions

  • fresh spinach leaves
  • artichoke hearts
  • sundried tomatoes
  • mushrooms
  • cooked potatoes sliced or mashed
  • sliced squash of any kind
  • sliced onions


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13 comments

  1. This pasta is very rich and tasty. I like it very much, it looks great ^.^ Bye, have a goos day

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  2. What a lovely recipe!I am a pasta lover and your dish sounds interesting!xxx

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  3. I am seeing so many delicious light pasta dishes since the season has changed, I am going to have to make a whole folder for just those! This one will be in there too. Lightly seasoned and healthy, this one will be a hit at our house! Now I am ready to make the long drive for fresh fish-yum!

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  4. Looks delicious and healthy :)

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  5. Really love this recipe! Lots of garlic, wine and FISH!! Just delicious.

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  6. Good family meal. Well done Claudia, always great dishes from you!

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  7. This looks incredibly delicious! I hardly ever pair fish with pasta - need to change that!

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  8. Superb combination of ingredients and really a pasta that worth to try...and soon. Well done!

    Gera

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  9. Love to use a lot of garlic with pasta and fish - very nice!!

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  10. This pasta looks so good! I love pasta and it looks like I will be making this soon! :-)

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  11. Phew! - you are making me very hungry, Claudia. lol

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  12. Dear Claudia, I would love this dish. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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