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Delicious hake with cider and apples.

Hake with Cider Recipe

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


  • 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: 193.73kcalCarbohydrates: 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
Keyword fish in cider, garlic hake, hake recipe
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