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.
- 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
- 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: 193.73kcalCarbohydrates: 20.56gProtein: 14.02gFat: 3.82gSaturated Fat: 0.55gSodium: 167.01mgPotassium: 590.86mgFiber: 3.08gSugar: 12.04gVitamin A: 579.12IUVitamin C: 17.68mgCalcium: 59.53mgIron: 1.33mg