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Bake Fish

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  126
  • Protein  22 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  1 g
  • Cholesterol  65 mg
  • Sodium  80 mg
  • Potassium  466 mg
  • Phosphorus  232 mg
  • Calcium  50 mg
  • Fiber  0.9 g

Broiled Haddock with Cucumber Salsa

Cool, refreshing and delightfully crisp, cucumber salsa turns the humble fish fillet into a trendy entrée. Leave it to a food-loving New Yorker, DaVita dietitian, and culinary chef, Sarah, to create a kidney-friendly recipe for the latest and greatest in taste — Broiled Haddock with Cucumber Salsa.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Sarah from New York.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 3 ounces fish, 1/3 cup salsa


    • 1 small ear fresh corn
    • 1/2 cup cucumber
    • 1/4 cup red onion
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1/4 cup red bell pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro
    • 4-1/2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 pound fresh haddock
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Turn on broiler.
  2. Cook cleaned ear of corn in a grill pan or on a hot grill until grill marks are apparent. Stand ear of corn upright. Using a sharp knife, cut kernels from stalk.
  3. Peel and dice cucumber. Dice onion, bell pepper; peel and mince garlic; chop cilantro.
  4. In a bowl, combine cucumber, onion, garlic clove, red pepper, cayenne pepper, cilantro, grilled corn kernels and 1-1/2 tablespoons lime juice. Place in the refrigerator and allow flavors to blend.
  5. Cut fish into four 4-ounce fillets. Score fillets lightly with a sharp knife. Season with pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Drizzle fillets lightly with remaining 3 tablespoons lime juice. Arrange on baking sheet lined with parchment.
  6. Place baking sheets under broiler and cook until golden brown or cooked thoroughly. (Internal temperature of fish should reach 145° F.)

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper used to match your tastefor spiciness.
  • The recommended internal temperature of cooked fish is 145° F. Cooking time varies with thickness of fillets.
  • This recipe works well with trout.
  • Substitute 1/2-cup frozen or unsalted, canned corn kernels for fresh corn if desired. Stir in a skillet over high heat to toast before adding to salsa.

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Broiled Haddock with Cucumber Salsa

Chivoville says:


This salsa is wonderful! I didn't have any corn on the cob so I roasted some plain frozen corn kernels in a dry ceramic pan and they browned nicely. This salsa will be great with any fish. I also think the salsa would make a nice shrimp salad and plan to try it that way soon. I'll just add some small boiled shrimp and chill. Maybe serve it over a bed of lettuce with a few crackers.

Sep. 06, 2014, 5:18 PM - Inappropriate review?

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