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Delicious hake with cider and apples.

Hake with Cider Recipe

Hake with cider is a delicious Spanish fish recipe that is perfect for a cold winter day! Best enjoyed with crisp Spanish cider.
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Course: Fish
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 193.73kcal


  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 1 crisp apple Granny Smith or Gala work well
  • 7 garlic cloves crushed to a paste
  • 2 dried cayenne peppers
  • 1.5 cups of peeled and chopped tomatoes about 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1.5 cups of hard Spanish cider dry style cider
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 6- ounce pieces of hake if you can't get filets you can make the recipe with daditos, chunks of fish
  • Flour
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Add about two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to a heavy skillet-- cast iron is perfect. Heat to medium and add the chopped onion. Fry until translucent and just starting to color (about 10 minutes).
  • Add the garlic paste and dried cayenne peppers and sauté for about a minute.
  • Add the tomato, tomato paste and sugar and lower to a light simmer, stirring every few minutes until the liquid from the tomatoes has reduced about halfway.
  • Add the cider and bring to a bubbling simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Season the hake with salt and dredge in flour. Fry in a pan of hot olive oil (it should be as hot as possible without smoking to allow for a good sear). You don't ned to fully cook the filets if they're thick-- just make sure to sear well on both sides.
  • Add the fish to the cider sauce, and cook at a slow simmer for another five minutes.
  • Serve with hearty bread or homemade potatoes, and enjoy with a bottle of Spanish cider from Asturias.


Calories: 193.73kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.56g | Protein: 14.02g | Fat: 3.82g | Saturated Fat: 0.55g | Sodium: 167.01mg | Potassium: 590.86mg | Fiber: 3.08g | Sugar: 12.04g | Vitamin A: 579.12IU | Vitamin C: 17.68mg | Calcium: 59.53mg | Iron: 1.33mg
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