Hake is one of the most inexpensive fish options in our stores but can be quite a bland fish. However, this recipe will change the way you view Hake forever! The almonds are crunchy, the pepperdews lends a subtly sweet and slightly spicy kick, and the lemon zest balances the flavours with a touch of sour. Sweet and sour, crunchy and soft – and affordable! You simply have to try this recipe.
• 4 Long line hake fillets
• 200g Shelled almonds
• 80g Peppedews
• Zest of 1 lemon, grated
• Coarse salt and pepper
• 1 Egg yolk
• 1 Head of broccoli
• 1 Packet mange tout peas
• 1 Bunch spinach
• 1 Packet baby marrow
• 1 Cup frozen peas
• 5 Leaf of fresh mint
• 10g Butter
• 125ml cream cheese, unflavoured
• 1 Bunch of dill
• 25ml AB Products Wasabi & Sesame mayonnaise
1. Place the peeled almonds, pepperdews, egg yolk and lemon zest in a food processor. Blend until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.
2. Place the hake fillets, skin side down, on a baking sheet coated with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
3. Spread the almond mixture over the fillets and get the oven heated up to 180C.
4. Do not bake the fish yet! Overcooked fish is not pleasant.
5. Boil water in a medium sized pot with enough salt. Blanch all the vegetables.
6. When the vegetables are done, put the fish in the oven.
7. In a large frying pan, melt the butter and toss the vegetables to heat them through. By the time the veggies are heated, the fish should be cooked (around 10 minutes).
8. Mix the cream cheese, chopped dill and mayonnaise together to make a sauce.
9. Plate the fish on a bed of vegetables and serve with sauce.
Video in Afrikaans: http://youtu.be/ops9r7kaukQ