Easy and satisfying dinner recipe for Cheesy Hake Bake. You’ll have the perfect mid-week dinner within 40 minutes. For more hake recipes, try this Oven Baked Hake recipe or this Baked Hake with Harissa recipe.

6 portions fresh Hake Fillet (±150 – 180g each)
Salt and pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
4 Tbsps. butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
3 Tbsps. flour
2 cups milk, warm
1 cup grated Gouda cheese
¼ cup snipped chives
Salt, Pepper Nutmeg
6 portions cooked brown rice
Fresh salad

How to
Place the fish fillets in a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper. Squeeze over the lemon juice. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.

Add the garlic, lemon zest and Dijon mustard and toss for a few minutes without burning or colouring the garlic.

Use a wooden spoon to stir in the flour.

Whisk in the milk and continue whisking till smooth and thick.

Cook over low heat for a few minutes to cook out the flour.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the cheese.

Once the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth stir in the snipped chives.

Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Pour the warm sauce over the fish.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 20 – 30 minutes until the fish is firm to the touch.

Serve over the brown rice with a fresh salad.

Recipe courtesy of Pomegranate Days– a blog by Sam Taylor

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