Main Meals

Garlic-and-caper butter pan-fried hake

Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
10 minutes
15 minutes

Thanks for your rating!

You must be logged in to rate a recipe. Login


  • 70 g butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 100 g capers
  • 2 x 400 g fresh hake fillets
  • 2 T olive oil
  • lemon, for seving
  • baby spinach, for serving

Melt butter in a pan, then stir in thinly sliced garlic cloves and capers. Set aside.

Cut 2 x 400 g fresh hake fillets into 7 cm pieces, score the skin and season with salt. Heat olive oil in 2 nonstick pans until very hot, then fry the fish skin side down for 2 minutes, or until the skin is golden and crisp. Turn over and cook for a further minute.

During the last minute of cooking, add the garlic-and- caper butter with a few slices of lemon and cook until bubbling and golden. Serve immediately with fresh baby spinach.

Hannah Lewry

Recipe by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

View all recipes


Load more