The hake in green sauce It is one of the great classics of Spanish gastronomy. Don’t let the simplicity of its preparation or the few basic ingredients it requires deceive you, because when quality raw material is used it becomes a luxury dish whose result is spectacular.
Although its origins take us to the Basque Country, where it is also known by the name of basque style hake or koskera hake, is currently a common dish on tables throughout the country. The basic recipe calls for only hake, but you can add clams, peas, white asparagus or quartered hard-boiled eggs by combining these ingredients.
closely related to another so classic dish Like cocochas, the reality is that this recipe is part of the trinity of Basque recipes together with cod with pil pil sauce, cod with Biscayan style or marmitako de bonito itself.
Peel and chop the garlic cloves and sauté them in a low saucepan, being careful not to burn them (so they don’t make the final result bitter). Add the grated onion and fry over a very low heat until it is well poached and translucent. Add the tablespoon of flourstir well and fry for a couple of minutes.
Let’s pour the white wine and the broth, Stir so that no lumps form with the flour. and let cook for ten minutes so that the sauce is well locked. Meanwhile, chop a good handful of fresh parsley leaves and add them to the pan along with the hake slices, previously seasoned, and the clams (if used).
So that the hake cooks faster, we cover the pot and let cook over medium heat for five minutes or until the clams have opened and the hake is ready (this will depend on the thickness of the slices). Drain the asparagus (if using) and cut into three pieces, decorate each plate with them before serving.
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With what to accompany the hake in green sauce
The hake in green sauce It is one of those classic dishes with which you always succeed. It can be served both in a daily meal and on a special occasion, perhaps enriching it with seafood, such as clams or shrimp, although it can also be prepared with potatoes and green peas. It is perfect for dinner time, because it is not heavy if we do not go overboard with the bread that we are going to want to dip in its rich sauce.
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