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Baked hake fillets: delicate and tasty

baked hake

Let's find out how to prepare hake in the oven, from the simplest recipe with parsley and lemon to the variant with breading or potatoes.

Hake fillets are a versatile cut of fish , with a delicate flavor and perfect for making light but tasty main courses. Today we reveal how to cook hake in the oven, perhaps the easiest way to cook this delicate fish. Keep in mind that you can use both fresh and defrosted fish based on your availability.

As it is easy to understand then, there is no single way to prepare hake in the oven. From the simplest version with garlic, parsley and lemon , it is possible to switch to the one with crunchy breading or the richer version with potatoes. Let's see all the recipes so as to have three different ways to cook hake in the oven in your repertoire.

baked hake
baked hake

How to prepare the hake recipe in the oven

  1. First, make sure the hake is free from thorns by running a finger over the meat. Then rinse it under running water and dry it with kitchen paper.
  2. Oil a baking dish suitable for cooking in the oven large enough to accommodate the fish without overlapping. Lightly salt the meat, season it with parsley and lemon juice and put two cloves of whole garlic inside.
  3. Cook everything at 180°C for 15 minutes or until the fish is tender, then serve piping hot.

How to season baked hake? Variations of preparation

To prepare the hake fillets in the oven with crunchy breading instead mix 4 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese, the chopped parsley and the grated zest of a lemon in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt, one of pepper and two tablespoons of oil then use the mixture to cover the fish fillets. Press well with the back of a spoon and cook at 180°C for 20 minutes .

Baked hake steaks with potatoes, on the other hand, are obtained by covering the hake fillets seasoned as per the recipe with 1 potato cut into very thin strips, as if they were scales. Drizzle everything with a drizzle of oil (spray oil would be ideal) and cook at 180°C for 20 minutes.

Alternatively, we suggest you try our baked hake with cherry tomatoes and olives , a real treat.


Baked fish will keep for up to a couple of days in the refrigerator. Consume it after heating it in the oven or in a pan.

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