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hake fish salad recipe

hake salad

This hake salad recipe comes together in less than half an hour. The hake only needs about 2 minutes a side as we’re cutting them into bite-sized pieces. Be sure not to overcook them.

hake fish salad recipe

I season my veg with freshly ground salt and black pepper, maybe a little garlic powder, that’s it.

Please leave me a comment below if you’ve tried the recipe. Hope you enjoy!

hake fish salad recipe

Hake Salad

Author: Natasha Marais
Course Main Course
Cuisine South African
Servings 2


For the fish:

  • 2 hake fillets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp fish spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • vegetable oil for frying

For the salad:

  • 170 grams asparagus
  • 1 romaine lettuce heart halved
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • ½ avocado sliced
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds toasted
  • parmesan shavings to serve
  • basil leaves to serve


  • Rub the hake fillets with olive oil, then season with garlic powder, fish spice and salt.
  • Cut the hake into roughly 2cm pieces, then give it a dusting of flour.
  • Heat a large pan over high heat. Add a little oil to the pan, then once the oil is hot, add the hake and fry for about 2 minutes a side.
  • Remove from pan and place on paper towel to get rid of the excess oil.
  • Heat a griddle pan over very high heat. Add the asparagus, season with salt and black pepper and fry until charred. Now repeat with the lettuce hearts and lemon wedges.
  • Place the asparagus together with the lettuce and the rest of the salad ingredients on a plate and add the hake. Drizzle with a little good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil and garnish with fresh basil. Add a charred lemon wedge and serve.
Keyword fish, hake, Salad, seafood

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