Lemon, Parmesan and Herb Crusted Hake recipe

Lemon, Parmesan and Herb Crusted Hake recipe
Serves 2
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Allergy list Milk
Misc Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
Region British
Description A simple and yet tasty way to serve hake; the fish is coated in a herb and lemon crumb, with some Parmesan cheese added for a delectable added twist on a savoury crumb coating. Serve this with seasonal salad and new potatoes or fried potatoes.
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  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 pieces wild hake fillets (with or without skin, about 150g each)

Crumb coating

  • 1 zest lemon (finely grated)
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs (or panko crumbs)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs (chopped - such as parsley, chives, oregano and coriander (cilantro))
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


Step 1

Crumb coating: Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well, season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Step 2

Rinse the hake under cold water and then pat them dry, and then coat them in the lemon and herb crumb coating, pressing the crumb coating in the fish firmly. Set to one side.

Step 3

Heat the oil in a large heavy frying pan over a medium heat and when it is hot, add the hake fillets skin side down if they have skin.

Fry for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on thickness of the fillets, and very gently with a spatula, turn the fish over and continue to cook on the other side for 3 to 5 minutes. Just before serving, turn the hake over again, and allow to cook on skin side for a further minute or two.

Step 4

Serve immediately, and then scrape all the crumb coating that remains in the pan, and sprinkle it over the hake fillets, along with some freshly chopped parsley and a lemon wedge.

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If you have tried this lemon, parmesan and herb crusted hake recipe, what did you think of it?

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  • Emeralda of lost closet space
    Excellent recipe - quick & easy to cook. We put the fillet in the oven for around 10 mins - depending on size of fillets - fish doesn't break up then and crust goes lovely & crispy.
    Posted by Emeralda of lost closet space on 5 January 2014 18:27
  • Ian
    Instructions good, tasted good. Only issue was the fish breaks up when you flip it, I blame the utensils!
    Posted by Ian on 4 March 2013 23:22

Would you tweak this lemon, parmesan and herb crusted hake recipe? If so, how?

e.g. Add half a chopped onion, use less butter, shake not stir...

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