Shopping Tips

Buy a whole Hake for your next Hake Recipe. A fresh fish should not smell fishy or have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a fresh ocean scent.

Cooking How-tos

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

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