Fresh or frozen hake (or other firm white fleshed fish, such as grouper, haddock, or pollack) is the basis for many a wonderful family dinner. Here, the fish is sauteed with onion, garlic, saffron, and thyme to cook through, with a bit of water added to create a pan sauce at the same time. Meanwhile you can boil some potatoes for making mashed potatoes to serve alongside; these are enriched with milk and butter and seasoned with mustard and nutmeg, to taste.


  • 1 package hake (frozen, 600g)
  • 1 onion (thinly sliced ​)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon indian saffron (turmeric)
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • olive oil (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 kilogram potatoes
  • 100 milliliters milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • nutmeg (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)


  1. In a pan, brown the onion, garlic clove and bay leaf.
  2. Add the saffron and mix well.
  3. Season the thawed hake with salt and top with sprigs of thyme.
  4. Cook over medium heat.
  5. Cover the pan to create the sauce.
  6. If necessary, add a little water.
  7. Cook the potatoes in salted water.
  8. Drain and return to the same pan and mash with a potato masher.
  9. Add the milk, butter, mustard, pinch of nutmeg powder and salt and stir to combine.
  10. Serve the hake, while still hot, with the mashed potatoes.
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