Today was a kinda' hot and lazy day around here. I don't think I stepped foot in the kitchen except to fill up on water and wash the never ending fallen apricots off the tree. It would be great if you could pause ripening and push a button when you felt like a few. Sadly, not the case and they will be all but a memory in a few short days.
We ended up going out for a very late pizza lunch that was kind up lupper, so that is us done until tomorrow. In the meantime, this was a dinner earlier in the week that I didn't get a chance to write up. Simple, fresh and just plain ol' good. You just can't go wrong with any kind of white fish fillets in my opinion. My favourite has to be cod, hands down. However, I have come to enjoy hake over the years. This is just simple pan fried hake with a bit of lemon on the side. All done in no time at all, so makes for a pretty quick supper. Can be dressed up with fancy side dishes if you like.
Note: You can substitute any white fish fillets in this recipe . I used hake because it is what I had and they fry great.
We served this with Creamed Spinach and it was great together. The fish is quite simple and can easily take a creamy side dish.
I used butter for the frying in this dish because I really like the flavour it gives the fish. You could just as easily substitute olive oil or vegetable oil if you prefer.
Pan Fried Hake
Serves 4 / Prep time: 5 minutes / Cook time: 15 minutes
4 Hake fillets, skin removed
3 Tablespoons butter
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 Cup/65 grams flour
Fresh ground black pepper
Lemon wedges, for serving
Combine the flour with the salt and pepper and whisk to combine. Coat the fish in the flour mixture and set aside. In a large skillet set over medium heat, add the butter and garlic. Heat for just about a minutes and add all the fish fillets. Cook for about 5-7 minutes and turn over. Continue to cook for a further 5 minutes or until the fish is cooked through. Remove from heat and serve immediately with lemon wedges.
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