Hake in a Chorizo, Tomato & Olive Sauce

Updated: Aug 6, 2020

Hake is particularly good right now, so I thought I’d put this beautiful fish from @thecornishfishmonger to good use. Hake is such a tasty fish and it takes on flavour really well so this Spanish inspired sauce worked perfectly. Having said that this recipe would also work brilliantly with any white firm fish such as cod, pollock or haddock.

Serves 4


2 small onions - finely chopped

5 cloves garlic - crushed

100g cooking chorizo - sliced

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

2 tins tomatoes

1/2 tin water

10-16 olives

4 pieces hake

Basil and crusty bread to serve


Sauté the onions until soft then add the garlic and chorizo. Cook for about 5 minutes on a medium/low heat until the gorgeous oils start to release from the chorizo. Add the smoked paprika and stir, followed by the tomatoes and the olives. Season generously. Fill one of the tins 1/2 way up with water and add that to the pot. Simmer for 30 minutes. Pat the fish dry and nestle in to the sauce. Season and cover with a lid (or foil) and simmer for 5-10 minutes

Scatter with fresh basil 🌿

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