Oven Baked Fillet of Hake with Chorizo and Chickpeas/Butterbeans

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 16-20 minutes Serves: 2 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Seafood Scotland

Beautifully baked whitefish served up on a bed of spicy sausage and beans

Oven Baked Fillet Of Hake With Chorizo And Chick Peas

The method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4.
  2. Heat half the sunflower oil in a saucepan. Add the chorizo and onion and sweat gently for 2-3 minutes. Add the chickpeas and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomato purée and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Dissolve the stock cube in 200ml boiling water and add to the pan. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Mix through the tomatoes and parsley, then pop a lid on the pan and put the stew to one side.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a non-stick frying pan. Place the hake in the pan, skin side down, and cook on a moderate heat for 2 minutes. Once well seared, flip over and cook for a further 1 minute, then place into the oven for 5 minutes, or until the fish is cooked.
  5. Serve the hake on a bed of the chickpea and chorizo stew.

Thanks to our friends at Seafood Scotland for this recipe!