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10 Best Hake Recipes (Easy Fish Dinners)

If you’re looking to cook with sustainable fish, then this list of hake recipes is for you.

Hake is a white fish that’s likened to cod or halibut. It’s delicious, versatile, and makes the perfect base for any fish recipe.

The great thing about hake is that it’s eco-friendly.

The fish is currently considered to be at or above a sustainable yield. This is the gold standard for sustainable fishing. 

Baked Hake in Tomato Sauce
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The fish is hugely popular in the UK and Spain, where there’s an abundance of supply.

Despite this, many of us have yet to give the tasty white fish a try.

If you’re feeling experimental, here is a list of 10 hake recipes that will make a hake-lover out of anyone. 

1. Oven-Baked Hake in Spicy Breadcrumbs 

In less than 30 minutes, you can have these spicy, crispy hake filets.

You get a satisfyingly savory crunch in every bite, which contrasts the soft flakiness of the fish.

The best part about this dish is that it doesn’t require any butter, milk, eggs, or frying oils!

You just coat the fish in breadcrumbs and pop it in the oven.

This crave-worthy hake recipe is ready to become your next weeknight staple. 

2. Mediterranean Baked Fish

What’s the secret to the coveted Mediterranean diet? Eating fish, and lots of it!

This Mediterranean baked fish recipe will transport you to a seaside villa, without having to pay for the airfare. 

One bite of this succulent fish, and you’ll consider why hake isn’t a staple food in your diet.

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Each forkful is flaky, juicy, and packed with Mediterranean flavors.

3. Pan-fried Hake with Lemon & Herb Butter Sauce

Are you looking for a simple, tasty recipe to whip up in a flash? You simply can’t beat this pan-fried hake!

My favorite part about this glistening fish dish is the lemon and herb butter sauce.

How can you get better than that flavor trio? 

This recipe is just waiting to be served on a bed of soft orzo to make it a complete meal.

Or pair it with a crispy baguette on the side to soak up the sauce. The options are limitless!

4. Hake Fillet Recipe with Spanish Paprika

This dish is basically health served up on a platter.

Each bite you take from this hake fillet recipe will fill your palate with Spanish flavors straight from the old country itself. 

It’s a wholesome dish that will nourish your body and soul, leaving you satisfied and fulfilled.

If you’re looking for tasty white fish recipe to have at a dinner party out on the terrace, this one fits the bill.

It’s nourishing enough to fill you up, but light enough to be consumed during a summer heat wave. 

5. Hake with Lemon Couscous

The perfect pairing of hake with lemon couscous will rock your world (and palate).

Hiding under the charred exterior of the fish, you’ll find tender, seasoned flavors that will melt on your palate. 

Combined with the brightness of the couscous, it’s a heavenly blend of herbal goodness. It’s a great recipe to whip up during spring.

Serving this fish with a charred lemon on the side is the cherry on top.

6. Fried Hake

Revolutionize your fish and chips by using hake instead of cod or halibut.

This recipe is so incredibly easy, it goes from pantry to table in under 20 minutes.

It’s a simple recipe to prepare, and you only need some fries and a side salad to make it a complete meal.

The crispy exterior of this fried hake provides the most amazing crunch, and it makes the perfect accompaniment to the flakey, soft interior.

Garnish with some lemon and coarse sea salt for the ultimate fried hake experience.

7. Smoky Hake, Beans & Greens

Your next dinner party just found its new star player.

While this dish looks like it came from a Michelin star restaurant, it’s actually super easy to make!

It also only takes 25 minutes (yes, you read that correctly) to create this fancy feast.

The smokiness of this hake comes from the smoked paprika and chorizo, which adds those delicious savory flavors that make this dish amazing.

You also hit all your main food groups with this dish.

There’s protein from the fish, fiber from the beans, greens from the spinach, and deliciousness from the ensemble.

(Deliciousness is a food group, yes?)

8. Fish And Chips

This authentic fish and chips recipe tastes like it came directly from the Brighton seaside. 

If you’ve wondered how to replicate the delicious British fare, this recipe shows you all the steps.

It even includes which beers to drink alongside the tasty fried fish.

Using hake as a base creates a rendition that melts in your mouth with every bite.

9. Easy Fried Fish Fillets

You can make this recipe without breaking a sweat!

In under 30 minutes, you can create these easy-fried fish fillets that will leave your palate hungry for more.

Sometimes, fried fish goes a little too heavy on the batter, but this one has the perfect amount.

It’s crispy and golden brown on the outside and tender and flaky on the inside.

You can eat it on its own, but serving it with a side of tartar sauce or rémoulade will elevate this fried fish to another level.

10. Fish Kievs

Crispy fish stuffed with garlic butter? How can it get any better than this?

If there’s one golden combination, it’s garlic and butter. The two go together hand-in-hand, creating the ultimate culinary concoction.

Fish makes the perfect base for these two ingredients to shine.

In this recipe, you stuff each hake fillet with garlic butter then deep fry until the fillet is golden brown.

When you cut into these fish kievs, you’re met with the most beautiful, glistening garlic butter. I

t’s blended with fresh herbs that create an explosion of flavor on your palate. 

10 Ways To Use Hake (Easy Fish Mains)

Try these hake recipes for easy, sustainable meals! From baked to pan-fried to fried, you’ll love this delicious fish.


  • Oven-Baked Hake in Spicy Breadcrumbs

  • Mediterranean Baked Fish

  • Pan-fried Hake with Lemon & Herb Butter Sauce

  • Hake Fillet Recipe with Spanish Paprika

  • Hake with Lemon Couscous

  • Fried Hake

  • Smoky Hake, Beans & Greens

  • Fish And Chips

  • Easy Fried Fish Fillets

  • Fish Kievs


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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