Hake N Bacon

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions per se, though I do plan to eat way more fish this year. That means you get to come along for the ride. Here’s the first dish I came up with. I was very happy with it and you will be too.

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


4 thick slices bacon – cut into matchsticks
150ml water
3 cloves garlic – thinly sliced
400g hake filets
800ml canned whole tomatoes
0.5g pepper
4 large basil leaves – chiffonade


Place a large pan fry pan on medium-high. When the pan is hot, add the bacon and water. Stir occasionally until bacon is brown.

Stir in the garlic. Wait 30 seconds.

Push the bacon and garlic to the edges of the pan. Add the hake fillets. Cook two minutes per side.

Place the tomatoes and pepper in a bowl, crushing the tomatoes with your fingers to break part slightly.

Add the tomatoes to the pan and bring to a simmer for three minutes.

Carefully plate the hake. Stir the tomato and bacon mixture and top the hake with it. Garnish with basil.

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