Hake in Salsa Verde

Merluza en salsa verde

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By Samantha Clark and Samuel Clark

Published 2001

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Hake in ‘salsa verde’ (green sauce) is a Basque dish, often served with a few clams, peas and/or white asparagus in the sauce. It is a wonderful dish that can be made at the last minute. This is our version.


  • 25 g butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 thick hake ste


In a large frying pan over a medium heat, heat the butter and the olive oil. Dust the hake in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess, and add to the pan when the butter begins to foam. Keep aside ½ tablespoon of the flour. Fry for about 2 minutes until sealed and golden, carefully flip over with a spatula, fry for another 2 minutes, then remove and set aside. Now add the garlic and fennel s