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Posted in: Seafood
Prep Time:
15 Minutes
Grill time:
25 Minutes

Grilled Haddock

With Spicy Rice

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Grilled Haddock
Serves 4
Prep Time:
Grill time: 25 Minutes
One evening the husband and I were driving through a shopping center, and we saw that there was a Nando's going in. He waxed poetic about their rice and how amazing it was. I knew that I needed to find a way to make it for him. If you're not familiar, Piri-Piri is the name of the game with Nando's dishes. So I set about gathering the spices that would bring that kind of flavor. That is how the recipe for Grilled Haddock With Spicy Rice was born. 

This turned out a little warmer than I had intended, but the scent was just amazing. A huge plate of veggie laden rice, topped with a perfectly grilled haddock fillet that is smothered in garlic, butter and more piri-piri spice. The husband and I were in flavor heaven. Try this and you will be too. 
Today's special is
Today's special is
Grilled haddock with spicy rice
Grilled haddock with spicy rice
The fragrance is wonderful
The fragrance is wonderful

Grilled Haddock

Serves: 4       Total Time: 40 Minutes


Piri-Piri Spice

  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. chili flakes
  • 2 tsp. turmeric

Grilled Fish

  • 4 haddock fillets
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp. piri-piri spice

Spicy Rice

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. piri-piri spice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. piri-piri spice
  • 1/2 of a red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 of a green pepper , chopped
  • 1/2 of a onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, grated


Step 1
In an airtight container, combine all of the seasonings to make the Piri-piri spice. Shake well to combine.
Step 2
Oil your grids well with a high heat oil, like coconut or canola. Preheat your grill to 500°F.
Step 3
Melt the 2 tbsp. butter for the grilled fish, add the garlic and piri-piri spice and let that steep while you prep the rest of the meal.
Step 4
Over the side burner, melt 1 tbsp. butter, with the piri-piri spice and stir fry the peppers and onion over medium heat until slightly softened. Set aside. In the now empty frying pan, melt 3 tbsp. butter and piri-piri spice. Allow the butter to melt, then toast the rice in the butter and spice until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
Step 5
Slowly add chicken stock to the rice mixture, stirring it in until it is gone each time. Do this until the rice is cooked to your preference. Add the peppers and onions back to the pan and keep warm.
Step 6
Remember the butter you melted in step 3? Brush your fish fillets with a healthy heaping helping of it, on both sides. Grill the haddock over direct heat, brushing with the butter mixture generously. It takes about 2 minutes per side, or until the fish is flakey and opaque.
Step 7
Serve the fish over the rice, or beside, just enjoy hot.
The rice is nice
The rice is nice
And the fish is delish.
And the fish is delish.
The husband was thrilled when we sat down to eat our Grilled Haddock With Spicy Rice. It was an aromatic experience and I will be happily making Haddock again. What is your favorite way to prepare Haddock on the grill? Leave a comment and tell us.

Happy Grilling!

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