We are going to prepare a delicious recipe for hake in piquillo pepper sauce, a simple dish, with few ingredients and perfect to surprise our guests. Fish is a very nutritious food, rich in protein, omega 3 fatty acids, minerals and vitamins, so it is advisable to consume it several times a week. Within the broad group of fish, hake is one of the most popular due to its low caloric intake and its versatility when cooking it, as it combines perfectly with practically any sauce or garnish.
As we say, hake can be prepared in many ways, however, this time we wanted to make it with an incredible piquillo pepper sauce. This sauce lasts several days in the fridge, so it is an excellent option to make more quantity and use it in other fish or meat recipes. That said, stay with us and discover in Free Recipes how to make hake in piquillo sauce.
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Ingredients to make Hake in piquillo sauce:
How to make Hake in piquillo sauce:
Start the hake recipe with piquillo peppers for the sauce. To do this, heat a frying pan with a jet of oil and, meanwhile, peel and cut the garlic into slices. Once hot sauté the garlic over medium heat and ensuring that they do not burn.
Before they turn golden, add the piquillo peppers and let them cook for about 5 minutes. Then, add salt to taste and a little of what the peppers came in the pot.
Incorporate the heavy cream (cooking cream) and let it cook together for another 5 minutes. If you see that the sauce dries a lot, add a little more of the water from the peppers or vegetable broth. If you prefer to make a healthier recipe, you can substitute the heavy cream for evaporated milk.
Transfer the sauce to a bowl and crush it until a fine cream is obtained. Put it back in the pan, taste it and add more salt if you consider it necessary. If it is too thick you can add more broth, water, heavy cream or evaporated milk.
Many people make hake with piquillos and clams following this same recipe and adding the clams. If you want to try this option, we recommend steaming the clams and adding them to the sauce later.
Clean and cut the hake into slices or fillets, preferably without bones. Salt the fish and pass the pieces in flour for a crisp touch on the outside. We have chosen to make hake battered in piquillo sauce, but you can also cook it in the oven without having to pass it through flour.
Heat another pan with a good drizzle of olive oil and brown the hake on both sides. When the fish is done, remove it. You can also cook the hake on the grill if you prefer to reduce the calories in the dish.
Now it only remains to join both preparations to serve the dish. At this point you have two options: add the fish to the sauce pan to mix or serve and add the sauce on top. Although both options are good, so that the fish does not have a too strong flavor, we advise you to opt for the second option, since this way each diner can add the amount of sauce they want. You will see that the hake in piquillo sauce It is spectacular and surprises everyone. In addition, it is a perfect dish for special occasions.
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With what to accompany the hake in piquillo pepper sauce
Once your recipe for hake with piquillos is ready, you can serve it as is or accompany it with a garnish like the ones we recommend: