Potato-crusted baked hake with smashed peas

Potato-crusted baked hake with smashed peas

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Pescatarian
  • 10 minutes
  • 35 minutes
  • Woolworths Nitida Sauvignon Blanc Semillon


  • 500 g baby potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3 T butter
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 250 g frozen peas
  • 1 x 800 g box frozen skinless baby hake
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • sage, a few sprigs

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Thinly slice the baby potatoes, then place in a pan with 1 T butter, season, and gently fry for 5 minutes until just cooked. Set aside the potatoes and add the frozen peas and 2 T butter. Season to taste. Fry until the peas are just cooked, remove from the heat, mash roughly, then set aside.

Arrange the frozen skinless baby hake in a cast- iron pan or baking tray with smashed garlic, a few sprigs of sage and season to taste.

Top with the baby potatoes and bake for 20–25 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and potatoes are golden. Serve topped with the smashed peas.

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    April 24, 2020

    Disappointing recipe. We made it EXACTLY as it was set out. After 25 minutes in the oven, the frozen hake was still frozen. We ended up doubling the cooking time. The baby potatoes came out nice, but the hake was rubbery and bland. Won’t make this dish ever again.

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    Sam Venter
    February 28, 2019

    Made this tonight – simple and delicious. I amped the flavours up a bit by drizzling the fish with chimichurri and feta before layering on the potatoes. Pre-cooked the potatoes til quite crispy because the fish was fresh and would cook quicker than per the recipe. Worked a treat!

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    Gill van Gass
    October 24, 2018

    What veggie could be used instead of potatoes? Would brinjals work?