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Discover that fish isn’t just for Fridays with our selection of delicious and easy hake recipes.

Tips and Tricks on Cooking Hake

How To Cook Hake Dishes

Hake recipes are so popular because they are easy to cook in various different ways, giving the final outcome a variety of flavour and textures. Whether you roast it, pan fry it or cook it as part of a delicious and flavorful curry.

How to Fry Hake

To pan fry your hake, coat the fillets in seasoned flour, then heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the hake fillets for 3-4 minutes per side until they turn golden brown and easily flake with a fork.

How to Bake Hake

Another method of cooking hake is to roast it. To achieve the best results, preheat your oven to 200°C, season the hake fillets with salt, pepper and any desired herbs or spices, then place them on a baking sheet. Roast for about 12-15 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.

As with all seafood recipes, we recommend using a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your fish to ensure that it is cooked thoroughly and ready to enjoy.

With either method, you can garnish with fresh herbs or a squeeze of lemon for added flavour once fully cooked and ready to serve.

What Can Hake be Served With?

One of the best things about hake is that it is so versatile. Similar to cod and other white fish, it has a simple, yet delicious flavour profile that can be enjoyed with almost any seasoning. Whether you enjoy it with a bit of spice like this Korma Baked Hake, or pared back with simple seasonings like this Hake in Lemon and Mustard Sauce, hake is a family friendly ingredient and perfect for enjoying on busy weeknights. Not only this, but hake is also a balanced and tasty choice to enjoy if you’re Pescatarian or just looking to include more fish in your diet.

Hake Recipe FAQs

How do I grill hake?

Grilling hake is a simple and easy way to enjoy this delicious fish. First you will need to preheat your grill on a medium-high heat, then pop your seasoned hake underneath. Grill the hake for 4-6 minutes per side until it's opaque and flakes easily. Then you’re ready to enjoy your delicious hake with an accompaniment of your favourite sides.

How do I season hake?

Hake can be seasoned in so many different ways, it really just comes down to personal preference. You can enjoy it simply with just a little olive oil, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon, or coat it in more complex flavours such as garlic, chilli, cumin and paprika, the choice is really up to you.

Is hake the same as haddock?

Hake and haddock are very similar in both look, texture and flavour. However, there are some differences that set them apart from each other. Hake is mild and soft in texture, while haddock is slightly sweet with a firm texture. Hake also comes in different types from the Merlucciidae family and hake is a specific fish found in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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