Have you tried... Hake?

Hake is caught by fishermen across Northern Ireland, mainly as bycatch (accidental catch) in langoustine fisheries. Hake is versatile, sweet-tasting and a guaranteed favourite for cod-lovers! You can pick up hake fillets at one of the fish stalls in St George’s market or at Ewing’s Seafood, or taste some delicious hake mains at one of Belfast’s many fish restaurants.

Hake in a hurry

Prep Time: 10-12 Mins
Cook Time: 16-20 Mins
Skill Level: Easy
Serves 2
  • 4 x 170g skinless and boneless hake fillets
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 80g homemade breadcrumbs
  • Handful fresh parsley, finely chopped, plus a few sprigs to garnish
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
Hake in a hurry
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4. Wash and dry the hake fillets. Pour the oil into a large baking tray.
  2. Place the hake fillets in the tray and gently turn them over and around in the oil to cover them. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine the breadcrumbs with the chopped parsley. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top of the fish fillets. Bake in a oven for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the crumbs are golden and crispy, and the fish cooked through. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, garnished with parsley sprigs.

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