Simple summer hake with herb sauce recipe

The Stone Grill in Blackpool honours everything steak but also loves fish. Both steak on a stone and fish on a stone go down very well with our customers. The ability to cook the fish to exactly how you like it and use the cooking on the stone as part of dinner theatre is one of the many reasons why our restaurant is so popular.

As is my habit, I like to use my own recipes on the blog to spread the word about local fresh fish and locally sourced steak. While I know our restaurant is the best place to enjoy it, I also know it isn’t the only place to enjoy it. If you live further away and can’t get to Blackpool or cannot wait for our new Manchester location to open, cooking fish at home is the next best thing.

This simple summer hake with herb sauce recipe is a good place to start. It serves 4 and doesn’t take long at all yet looks restaurant quality when done right!


  • 4 hake fillets
  • 6 shallots
  • 140ml dry white wine
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 250ml whipping cream
  • a large bunch of flat leaf parsley
  • a small bunch of sorrel


  1. Add a frying pan to a medium heat with a little olive oil.
  2. Remove the stalks from the sorrel and roughly chop it and the parsley. Finely chop the shallots.
  3. Add the shallots, white wine and wine vinegar to the pan and fry until the wine has evaporated.
  4. Add the cream and lower the heat until the cream gently simmers.
  5. Add the parsley and sorrel and bring to the boil.
  6. Pour the mixture into a liquidiser until smooth and sieve it into a container.
  7. Dress the hake with a little olive oil and steam until cooked.
  8. Plate the hake and cover in the herb sauce. Serve.

It’s a very simple dish yet very tasty. Steaming the hake should take between 6-7 minutes depending on size and thickness of the fillets. You can steam the hake while preparing the sauce to keep everything hot if you prefer. Don’t serve the sauce from the boil, allow it to cool first and let the herbs relax. It’s much better that way!

If you can make it to The Stone Grill, we have a range of fish and steak dishes as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes to choose from. Otherwise, this hake recipe is well worth trying!

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