21 August 2009

Recipe for Hake

Hake is a very flavoursome fish but not quite as popular as some other varieties such as cod. Reasonably priced a few hake fillets from the fish quay or local fishmongers are a great buy and makes a fantastic evening meal. Enjoy.

Ingredients: (serves 4)

4 hake fillets
2 fresh bay leaves
3 tbsp good sherry vinegar
4 garlic cloves (crushed)
3 tbsp Fino sherry
12 Tomatoes (quartered)
Olive oil
Broadleaf parsley to garnish

How to Cook:

To cook Salsa:

1. Lightly fry garlic and bay then add the tomatoes and cook for 10 - 15 minutes.

2. Deglaze with sherry and vinegar then reduce and gently simmer to keep warm.

To cook the Hake:

1. Place the fillets skin side down into a hot frying pan of olive oil and fry for a minute or so until skin is crispy.

2. Transfer to a tray and place into a hot preheated oven and bake for 3 - 4 minutes

3. Serve with the salsa beside the fillets and garnish with parsley.

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