Let’s find out how to prepare hake in the oven, from the simplest recipe with parsley and lemon to the variant with breading or potatoes.
The hake fillets are a cut of versatile fish, with a delicate flavor and perfect for making light but at the same time tasty second courses. Today we reveal how to cook hake in the oven, perhaps the easiest way to cook this delicate fish. Keep in mind that you can use both fresh fish and defrosted according to your availability.
As it is easy to understand then, there is no single way to prepare hake in the oven. From the simplest version with garlic, parsley and lemon, it is possible to switch to the one with crunchy breading or to the richer variant with potatoes. Let’s see all the recipes so as to have three different ways to cook hake in the oven in your repertoire.
How to prepare the hake recipe in the oven
First, make sure the hake is free from thorns by running a finger over the meat. Rinse it then under running water and dry it with kitchen paper.
Oil one baking dish suitable for cooking in the oven large enough to accommodate the fish without overlapping. Lightly salt the meat, season it with parsley and lemon juice and put two cloves of whole garlic inside.
Cook everything at 180°C for 15 minutes or until the fish is tender then serve piping hot.
How to season baked hake? Variations of preparation
To prepare the baked hake fillets with crunchy breading instead mix in a bowl 4 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese, chopped parsley and the zest of a lemon grated. Add a pinch of salt, one of pepper and two tablespoons of oil then use the mixture to cover the fish fillets. Press well with the back of a spoon and cook 180°C for 20 minutes.
The slices of hake baked with potatoes are instead obtained by covering the fillets of hake seasoned as per the recipe with 1 potato cut into very thin strips, as if they were scales. Drizzle everything with a drizzle of oil (spray oil would be ideal) and cook at 180°C for 20 minutes.
Alternatively, we suggest you try our baked hake with cherry tomatoes and olives, a real treat.
Baked fish will keep for a maximum a couple of days in the fridge. Consume it after heating it in the oven or in a pan.
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