Hake Merluccius merluccius

Hake

Part of the cod family, this coldwater fish has soft, meaty flakes which firm up nicely when cooked. Makes a great alternative to cod and haddock.

Appearance

Long, round, slender body with iron-grey coloured skin and a silvery belly.

Size

Range from 1-5kg

Source

North Atlantic

Seasonality

Best availability May-September

Oil Content

Low

Price Guide

Low

Portion Size

Fillets; loins; steaks

Alternatives

Cod, haddock, coley, pollack

How To Cook

Try grilling, pan-frying or baking.
Lends itself to robust, spicy flavours.



Fish Fact

The hake, or 'merluza' as it's known in Spain is the fish of choice in this country. Most of the hake caught worldwide ends up in Spain and Portugal.

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