Friday, June 29, 2012

Yummy Hake Recipe

I picked up a bag of frozen Hake loins from Costco the other day. Vlad and I had never eaten this fish before and thought we'd give it a try.

I looked up a couple tips on cooking Hake, experimented a little, and came up with this delicious recipe.

You will need: 

3 or 4 Hake Loins, thawed (I was cooking for three people, but four loins would work just fine)
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 Small Vidalia Onion, diced
3 Tbs Butter or Margarine 
1/2 Cup Dry White Wine
3 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
1/2 Lemon

1. Heat the oil on medium high heat. Add garlic and saute for a couple minutes. Then add onion, and continue sauteing until the onion starts to brown (10-15 minutes)

2. If you have enough room in your pan, simply move the onions over and place the Hake on the pan;  otherwise, remove enough onion to make room. Once you add them to the pan, also add about a tbsp of butter cut in a few pieces around the loins. Cook on medium heat for about 4-5 minutes; then flip and cook the other side 4-5 minutes. Be careful, because this fish falls apart easily! 

3.When the fish is white and opaque, or has an interior temperature of 145 degrees F, it's ready! Put the fish on a separate plate and keep warm. Don't dump the remaining oil!

4. In the same pan add the wine, parsley, and remaining butter. Squeeze a half of lemon in the pan, being careful not to add any unwanted seeds. Heat on medium high heat until slightly reduced, about 5-7 minutes. Let cool for a minute or two. Add sauce to your Hake, and done!

For a side dish, I decided on cous cous. I always buy Near East because it's inexpensive, easy to make, and tastes great! I wanted to add more texture to the cous cous; so I diced up a clove of garlic, one vidalia onion, and one red bell pepper, and lightly sauteed them together in olive oil on medium heat for about 15 minutes and then combined it with the cous cous. 

I wanted to saute some spinach as well, but we were too hungry! The kitchen smelled soooo good while I was cooking that we couldn't wait another minute! It turned out perfect; the fish was so juicy and the lemon/butter/wine sauce went so well with the fish, even mixed in great with the cous cous! This recipe would also work great with cod, haddock, or flounder.


<3 Lauren


  1. Thanks Lauren! It was pleasure for me to read your nice comments:) I hope you'll enjoy my blog!

  2. Made this tonight. It was great. Will definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing it

  3. This came out great.. Thank u for the recipe!

  4. Can you tell me if it has a strong fish taste to it? I meant to get talapi but grabbed this instead.

    1. It really doesn't! It's a very mild white fish, similar to tilapia

  5. I grabbed the same bag at Costco......delish!

  6. I bought this at Smart and Final last week. Love the taste of this fish. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I may try it blackened next time. Love cooking with herbs and spices.

  7. I also got the same fish from Costco and just tried this recipe. This was a great -- THANK YOU! :)

  8. We've been buying this fish at Costco for the past few months and this is the best way to cook it. The kids even loved it:) Thanks!

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