Often overlooked in the UK for cod or haddock, our sustainably sourced hake fillets definitely deserve to be on your menu more often. Its firm, flaky flesh delivers a subtle, slightly sweet taste, similar to cod, that pairs well with many different flavours.
To boost the taste and retain the moisture of your hake fillets, marinate for an hour before cooking. From soy sauce and ginger to lemon juice and herbs, you can choose a variety of marinades to keep your hake interesting.
The firm flesh of hake fillets makes them very versatile. Known as ‘the king of the fish’ in Spain, many recipes combine smoky chorizo, garlic and paprika for the ultimate explosion of Spanish flavours! Alternatively, you can enjoy beer-battered fish and chips, steamed hake with lemon and herbs or pan-fry in butter for mouth-watering fish that falls apart. Hake pairs particularly well with strong flavours such as coriander and coconut, so toss into an Indian or Thai fish curry for something a little different this week.