Pan-fried Hake with Lemon and Herb Butter Sauce

 

This is a lovely recipe, which is great for any time of the year. Serve with some side salad and sun blushed tomatoes for a summery dish or with steamed vegetables and some bay potatoes for the perfect autumnal meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 x 150g hake fillets, skin on and boned
  • 1 tablesp. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 50g butter
  • ½ lemon, pips removed
  • 1 tablesp. chopped mixed herbs (parsley, chives and tarragon)

Method

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the seasoned hake fillets, skin side down. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the skin is just beginning to crisp, then add little knobs of butter to the pan around each hake fillet and cook for another minute until the skin is crisp.

Turn the hake fillets over and cook for another 3-4 minutes until cooked through. This will depend on the thickness of the fillets. Transfer to warmed plates while you make the sauce.

Add the rest of the butter to the frying pan and allow it to gently melt over a moderate heat. When it has melted, add a squeeze of lemon juice and the herbs, swirling to combine. Season to taste. Spoon this sauce over the hake fillets and serve with steamed broccoli and some sautéed new potatoes.

Recipe compliments of Bord Bia.

About Nicky's Plaice

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