Oven Baked Hake in Spicy Breadcrumbs


Dairy-Free
Eggs-Free
Nuts-Free
Soy-Free

Nutrients

NutrientGramsRDA
Carbs13.6g4.5%
of which Sugars0.9g1%
Fats12.7g19.5%
of which Saturates2g9.8%
Proteins22g47.8%
Fibers0.8g3.3%

Nutrients Proportions

  • carbs 28%
  • sugars 2%
  • fats 26%
  • saturates 4%
  • proteins 45%
  • fibers 2%
* All data is per serving
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If you were looking for a simple and effective way to turn that lonely hake fillet in your fridge into a tasty and joyous meal, then you are in the right place!
With a few quick steps, we will show you how to make a delicious oven baked hake fillet crusted in herbs and spices 😊.

Crusted you say? Don’t you mean battered, or breaded?

Well no, awesome you. The beauty of this dish is that it requires no batter, milk, eggs or frying oils. Simply lay a mixture of breadcrumbs, herbs, and spices on top of the fillet and bake it in the oven.
This will create a sharp contrast between the grainy texture of the crust and the tenderness of the hake, which will enhance the delicate fish flavor rather than masking it under layers of batter and frying oils.
It also makes it suitable to those beautiful, yet unlucky souls* that are allergic to eggs! A win-win for the world and for your palate.

So without further ado, let’s get cooking!

If you enjoy this incredibly yummy recipe please rate it at the end of the page 😉!

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Ingredients

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ALLERGY ADVICE: For allergens, see ingredients in bold
Breadcrumbs40 g
Salt to taste
Paprika1 tsp
Oregano2 tsp
Cayenne Pepper1 pinch
Garlic Powder1 pinch
Black Pepper1 pinch
Chillies1 tsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil2 tbsp
Hake200 g

step 1

Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F).

In a small mixing bowl, add the breadcrumbs and the spices, namely salt, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, black pepper, and chillies. Mix well to distribute the ingredients evenly.

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step 2

Pour the extra virgin olive oil in the bowl with the spices and mix well. The breadcrumbs should form small clusters as they soak the oil.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the hake fillets. Make sure the fish is thoroughly defrosted otherwise it will release water in the oven making the breadcrumb coat wet and soggy.

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step 3

With the help of a teaspoon pile and spread the spiced breadcrumbs on the hake fillets to cover them completely. Press with the tip of your fingers to ensure they stick to the fish.

Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes in fan mode and then 5 minutes with grill. Check that the fillets are thoroughly cooked and that the breadcrumbs are crispy and golden.

Remove from the oven, allow cooling down for a minute and then transfer to a serving dish.

Enjoy these herbs and spices crusted hake fillets with a few drops of squeezed lemon and a vegetable couscous salad. 

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Foodacious Tips

You can replace the spices with Mediterranean herbs like basil, thyme, and rosemary to make a tasty variation of this baked hake with a spicy crust recipe.