Herb Crusted Hake with Lemon Butter


This is a delicious option to have for a prepare ahead dinner party. The crust on the fish works wonderfully and will be a welcome addition to the dining table.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

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Serves: 4 people

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Lemon and Caper Butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Place the hake fillets onto a flat baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl combine the breadcrumbs, chopped herbs, lemon zest, grated parmesan and melted butter and mix well.
  4. Season lightly with salt and black pepper.
  5. Divide the herb topping between the four fillets.
  6. Place the fish in the oven and cook for 18-20 minutes until cooked and the herb crust is crisp.
  7. Meanwhile make the lemon butter very simply by mixing together the melted butter, chopped herbs, capers and lemon juice.
  8. Keep the butter in a warm place until the fish is cooked and then drizzle all over the herb crust.
  • marian, 17 May 19

    5 stars rating
    Beautiful and simple
  • Terry, 19 Apr 19

    5 stars rating
    I now make this fabulous dish on a weekly basis. Everyone loves it. So easy to make and the flavours are amazing.
  • Chris wheeler, 28 May 18

    5 stars rating
    One of the best fish dishes ever. We’ve made it for dinner parties, and family meals etc and everyone loves it, you can get it ready in advance, a huge bonus. Flavours are delicious and the lemon vinaigrette gorgeous.
  • Terry O' Ramsey, 6 May 18

    5 stars rating
    What an amazing yet so simple recipe. I was complemented on it being restaurant quality.
  • K Spencer, 21 Mar 18

    5 stars rating
    Excellent dish. First time I had cooked or tasted Hake. Definitely recommend
  • Jenni Burgess, 2 Mar 18

    5 stars rating
    Fabulous recipe, I added garlic powder to the breadcrumb mix and was very pleased with it.
    I'll definitely do this one again.
  • Chris. , 16 Jul 17

    5 stars rating
    Absolutely gorgeous, so tasty and quick to do.
    Loved it.
  • Ruth Hannigan, 18 Apr 17

    5 stars rating
    Deliciously tasty & beautifully simple recipes. All my family love it!
  • Ann carr, 10 Jan 17

    5 stars rating
    This was so good and very quick and easy to make. I would use it again.
  • Delicious and easy to make, 29 Aug 16

    5 stars rating
    Many thanks for this recipe. The flavours are remarkable, and the crust browned perfectly. So easy to make and so little time to prepare and bake.
  • Suzie Kenny, 15 Aug 16

    5 stars rating
    I made this tonight for dinner....it is absolutely delicious. The breadcrumbs with lemon zest and parmesan really made the hake pop with flavours.
  • marion shine, 5 Jun 14

    4 stars rating
    Excellent recipe for Hake.,the butter sauce delicious, thank you Kevin.
  • Rebecca Cullen, 27 Jun 12

    4 stars rating
    This is a great delicious basic recipe for any type of firm fish. My daughter who is learning how to cook had this ready when I came home. It tasted like more. We will definitely make it again.
    Another success by Kevin Dundon!

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