What is Hake?

Have you ever seen the name of a fish at the seafood market or on a restaurant menu and you aren’t quite sure what it is? Well, chances are it might have been hake. Hake is a lean white fish that is part of the cod family. Its mild flavor and delicate texture make it a popular seafood choice in the United States and Europe.[related] Click here to see the 5 Things To Look For In Fresh Fish (Slideshow)

Hake 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.

Hake Cooking How-Tos

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

Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.

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