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Ryan Nienaber fishwife fresh fish hake hake fish

This recipe is so incredibly simple yet so utterly delicious! I adapted this recipe which I stole from my mother’s cook book. So in due time I shall also be sharing the original version which is for crumbed soles: stay tuned!

But for now, all I can say to this one is… you’re welcome!


Crispy Crumbed Hake

Serves 6

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

10 min

Total Time

20 min


  1. 2 x Hake Fillets
  2. 1/2 Cup Cornflake Crumbs (DO NOT SUBSTITUTE)
  3. Salt & Pepper
  4. Shards of butter (approx 2-3 Tbsp)


  1. If you are using frozen hake fillets, you can allow them to defrost in the fridge overnight.
  2. Line a baking tray with tin foil and grease with spray and cook.
  3. Pat dry the fillets on both sides and place on the baking tray skin side down.
  4. Season the fillets with salt and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle the cornflake crumbs over the fillets (about 1/4 cup per fillet). Use your finger or the back of a spoon to evenly coat.
  6. Slice thin shards of butter and evenly space over the fillets.
  7. Switch the grill on to low and place the tray under the grill for approximately 2 minutes allowing the butter to melt.
  8. Once the butter has melted remove from the oven and add extra shards of butter to any areas that have been missed and remained dry.
  9. Place the tray back under the grill, this time on a medium heat setting on the second shelf from the top.
  10. Grill for 10 minutes and remove from the oven.
  11. The crumbs should be a nice golden colour.
  12. Serve immediately with a side or two of your choice.
  13. On a side note I love to add a bit of pink sauce to my hake, for those of you who also do, I will include this in the notes below.

My easy Pink Sauce

  1. 2 Tbsp Mayo
  2. 1 Tbsp Tomato Sauce
  3. 1 Tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
  4. 1 Tbsp Chutney
  5. (mix all together)

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  • Ken on

    I was privileged to have tasted the exact meal as shown above. It was delicious!!

  • Felicity Whittal on

    It is a delicious meal! Highly recommend this recipe and Greenfish fish and seafood!

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