A member of the cod family, hake is hugely popular in Europe. In fact, most of the hake caught in the US is exported to Spain. Like many other once-scorned fish, they have been given a second look and are now considered a delicious food fish. Their once lowly status is reflected in a very affordable price.
Along the lines of cod and halibut, hake is a mild fish, having a more subtle flavor than cod. Chefs consider it one of the best fish in the whiting family because of its firm, sweet, white meat and medium flake. Hake can be sautéed, poached, or fried. We also love it baked, wrapped in prosciutto (or some such). Seafood Watch rates is a "Good Alternative." Low mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $14.00
-- Seared Hake with Leeks and Fingerling Potatoes (Feed me Phoebe)
-- Hake Wrapped in Prosciutto (Boston.com)