Saltwater's roast hake with with Iberico ham, clams and dry sherry

Terry Laybourne

Terry Laybourne

23rd February 2017
Terry Laybourne

Saltwater's roast hake with with Iberico ham, clams and dry sherry

The term hake is a name that includes 13 species of fish - no wonder hake recipes are so vast and varied! Take a look at the following Saltwater's roast hake with with Iberico ham, clams and dry sherry recipe as tried and tested by our professional chefs.


  • 4 x 160g hake fillets
  • 1 tsp Maldon salt
  • 4-6 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 x garlic cloves, peeled & sliced
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 160ml dry sherry
  • 3 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 300g small clams
  • 4 slices of Iberico ham, thinly sliced
  • Squeeze of lemon juice


serves four
Season the hake fillets with Maldon salt and allow them to firm in the fridge for 1 hour. Rinse and pat dry on kitchen paper. Dust the hake fillets in flour and pan-fry them over a medium heat until golden on all 4 sides. Set aside on a warmed plate. Heat a small saucepan, add a teaspoon of olive oil and gently fry the garlic for 1 ½ minutes without colour. Add the clams, sherry and hake. Cover with a tight-fitting lid & cook gently for 5-6 minutes or until the hake is cooked. Remove from the heat. Remove the hake from the saucepan and then stir in the remaining olive oil, followed by the chopped parsley. Check the seasoning, maybe adding a squeeze of lemon juice for acidity. Place the tender hake fillet in the centre of four warmed plates. Spoon the clams and juice over and around. Top with the Iberico ham and serve.

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