Roasted Hake with Tomato and Basil Sauce from Hidden Hut’s Simon Stallard

You will need:
1 Fillet (2 portions) Hake
Olive Oil
Sea Salt & Pepper
Onions
Celery
Ripe vine tomatoes
Red peppers
Garlic
A good spoon of tomato puree
Fish stock cube
Fresh basil

Cooking Tips
Cut your Hake in to portions, drizzle in olive oil and add pinch of sea salt, dust of white pepper. Roast in a hot oven for 7-10 minutes depending on size.
Remove from the oven, top with your delicious roasted tomato and basil sauce (below).
This fish is ideal served with hand cut chips, sautéed potatoes or crushed garlic potatoes. Steamed Savoy cabbage, greens beans, char grilled courgettes are ideal partners with Hake.

Roasted tomato and basil sauce:
Roughly cut some onions, celery, ripe vine tomatoes, red peppers, garlic, add a good spoon of tomato puree.
Place all ingredients into a hot oven and roast for around 20 minutes until tender.
Take all the roasted vegetables and blitz/blend/liquidize.
To thin the sauce down in the blender, add some fish stock (or hot water mix with a fish stock cube).
Strain through a fine sieve and into a sauce pan and chop or rip some fresh basil and add just before serving.

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