Baked Haddock with Avocado Orange Salsa Recipe

Baked Haddock with Avocado Orange Salsa.
Baked Haddock with Avocado Orange Salsa.

Sometimes the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry as Robert Burns noted in “To a Mouse”. This was the case when I attempted to prepare this Baked Haddock with Avocado Mango Salsa recipe. I know that avocados and mangoes take several days to ripen so I went to the grocery store on Monday and purchased those fruits (yes, avocados are in fact fruits!) I figured they would be ripe within 3-4 days so I bought fresh haddock filets on Wednesday with the goal of preparing this recipe on Thursday. On Thursday, I start doing the prep work for the recipe, which involves chopping the avocados and mangoes. Once I peeled the mango and started chopping it, I knew it wasn’t ripe. I tried a small piece and that confirmed that it was far from being ready to eat. With fresh fish in the fridge and chopped avocado, I wondered how I could modify this recipe so that I could use the ingredients I had bought. I took a look in my fridge’s crisper and noticed a large navel orange. I have never made salsa with oranges before, but a quick check on the internet revealed that many people have and that they have specifically made Avocado Orange Salsa. To say that I was relieved was an understatement. So, instead of the Baked Haddock with Avocado Mango Salsa that I originally planned to make, here is my Baked Haddock with Avocado Orange Salsa recipe:

Baked Haddock with Avocado Orange Salsa.
Baked Haddock with Avocado Orange Salsa.
Baked Haddock with Avocado Orange Salsa.

Baked Haddock Filets with Avocado Orange Salsa

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood
Servings 2


  • 2 haddock filets I prefer to use fresh fish, but you could use frozen fish; just make sure it is completely thawed.
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado or olive oil
  • 1 lime juice of
  • 1 navel orange
  • 2 avocados skins removed
  • 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juice of


  • Chop avocados into 1/4" cubes.
  • Chop orange into 1/4" cubes. (If using a navel orange, there should be no seeds.)
  • Combine chopped avocados, orange and chopped cilantro in a bowl. Add juice of 1 lime to bowl and combine well.
  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place fish filets on parchment paper and drizzle with juice of 1 lime and 2 Tablespoons of olive or avocado oil.
    Squeeze fresh lime juice on haddock filets.
  • Wrap fish in parchment paper into a packet and place in uncovered casserole dish. Bake for 23 minutes on middle rack of oven.
  • Plate fish and serve with Avocado Orange Salsa and Spring Greens Salad.
    Spring Mix Salad with tomatoes and avocados.


  1. It’s rare that we have haddock but I do like it. Avocado and salsa is always great with fish recipes.

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