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Grilled Hake with Garlic Potatoes and Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing

This is the perfect dish for a Saturday night dinner with friends and it couldn't be easier to prepare.

Serves 4 people

Preparation time1hr




    • 4 hake fillets, about 175g each, skinned and boned

    • 25g butter, softened

    Sundried Tomato Dressing

    • 100g semi sundried tomatoes

    • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped

    • 8 tablesp. olive oil

    • Juice of ½ lemon

    • Salt and pepper to taste


    • 900g potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

    • 150ml milk

    • 300ml light cream

    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced

    • A little grated nutmeg

    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper



Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C/fan 160°C (350°F).

Put the potatoes, milk, cream, garlic, nutmeg and a little salt and pepper in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring regularly.

Remove from the heat and transfer the potatoes and sauce to an ovenproof baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake for a further 15 minutes until the top is golden.

To cook the hake: Preheat the grill to hot.  Place the fish, flesh side up, on a baking sheet which has been lined with foil and oiled, brush with a little softened butter and season with salt and pepper. 

Grill for about 8-10 minutes until the fish flakes easily. 

Meanwhile place all the ingredients for the Sundried Tomato Dressing in a food processor and whizz until puréed.

Place a spoonful of garlic potatoes in the centre of the plate, top with the grilled hake and drizzle over Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing. Garnish with the wild rocket salad.

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