- 4 haddock fillets (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 thin slices onion
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Fresh parsley sprigs
- Lemon wedges
How to Make It
Place fish in a well-greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan; pour 3 tablespoons melted butter over fish. Combine water and lemon juice; pour over fish. Place onion on top of fish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Transfer fish to a serving platter, and keep warm. Reserve pan drippings.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add reserved drippings; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Combine yolk and whipping cream; gradually stir into sauce. Stir in salt and pepper. Cook until sauce is thoroughly heated.
Pour sauce over fish on platter. Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon wedges. Serve immediately.