Hake in Herby Aioli
with mashed potatoes and roasted carrots
A low and slow roasting technique is employed in this deceptively simple recipe to ensure that the carrots are almost melt-in-your-mouth tender, much like the hake they accompany.
(Contains Barley, Mustard, Wheat)
(Contains Egg, Mustard)
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- Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Boil a large pot of salted water for the potatoes.
- Chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks (peeling optional).
- Add the potatoes to the boiling water and cook until fork tender, 12-18 mins.
- Once cooked, drain in a colander and return to the pot, off the heat.
- Add a knob of butter and a splash of milk or water. Mash until smooth, season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.
- While the potatoes cook, trim the carrots then quarter lengthways (no need to peel).
- Finely chop the chives (or use scissors if you prefer).
- Quarter the lemon.
- Pop the carrots onto a lined baking tray.
- Drizzle with oil, season with paprika, salt and pepper then toss to coat.
- Spread out in a single layer.
- When the oven is hot, roast on the top shelf until tender, 20-25 mins. Turn halfway through.
- Meanwhile, combine the aioli, mustard, chives and 1 tbsp lemon juice (double for 4p) in a small bowl.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- When the carrots have 10 mins left to cook, place a pan over medium heat with 1 tbsp butter (double for 4p) and a drizzle of oil.
- Once hot, lay the hake into the pan and fry until cooked through, 4-5 mins on each side. IMPORTANT: Wash hands and equipment after handling raw fish. Fish is cooked when opaque in the centre.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Divide the carrots and mashed potato between plates.
- Plate the hake alongside, drizzling over any buttery juices from the pan.
- Serve the herby aioli sauce on the side along with any remaining lemon wedges.