Haddock is a member of the cod family and has a dark lateral line which runs along the dark grey body, which is slimmer than cod. The flesh is not as white as cod but has a finer flake and a more tender texture.

Haddock has a slightly sweet, flavourful and ‘fishy’ taste and is excellent when smoked, a traditional best! Haddock is generally more loved in northern England and Scotland – order fish and chips in Scotland and you’ll get battered skinless haddock rather than skin-on cod preferred in the south.

Adapted from Love Seafood


Seafood type:


Best during:

January - February , August - December


All year round

Cooking recommendations:

Bake, deep fry, grill, pan fry or smoke

Nearest Alternatives:

Cod Whiting