Merluccius merluccius - Caught in South West Waters
Though we rarely see it on British fish counters, largely because the demand in Spain is so very high. It’s a real treat then to get hold of a chunk – its flesh is soft and delicious and a firm favourite of mine. Keep on the lookout for it in your fishmonger and snap it up when you can.
How do we prepare the fish?
The Hake is cleaned and cut into fillets ready for you to cook at home.
With the starchy aroma of baked or fried potatoes, European hake has a light but multi-layered flavour, featuring a soft lemon balm note, a warm vanilla sweetness as well as a suggestion of mushroomy earthiness. The milky grey/white flesh has a good level of juice, creating a yielding, melting mouth feel.
Per 100 g/4 oz: 92 kcals, 2.2 g fat
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