Steamed hake with leeks

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 3o mins


  • 4 leeks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 shallots
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 tbs yoghurt
  • 2 fresh hake fillets


  • fresh flat leaf parsley
  • lemon wedge

This healthy meal is packed full of yummy rich flavours even the French would be proud of, and it’s so simple and quick to make. With a mere six ingredients this is an easy go to recipe for a quick after work dinner for two or a one dish, no fuss dinner party!


  1. Trim and slice the leeks (the white and light green parts) and rinse them in a colander to remove any grit, then chop the shallots.
  2. Place a heavy bottomed shallow pan on a medium heat with a good glug of olive oil in, with the crushed garlic cloves. Fry the leeks and shallots for about 8 minutes until they begin to slightly brown.
  3. Add the white win and yoghurt and bring to a gentle boil.
  4. Season the hake with salt and pepper on both sides then place on top of the leeks. Cover the pan and simmer for about 6 minutes (depending on the size of your fish), until a sharp knife can be easily inserted into the thickest part of the fish. Or if you’re doing this for a dinner party, simply transfer your leeks into a baking dish, place the fish on top, cover then cook in the oven at 200C for around 6 minutes (depending on the size of your fish, the back of the packet will usually have instructions).
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley and a lemon wedge, then serve.

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