France is known for its fancy cuisine, yet you don’t necessarily need much more than a handful of ingredients and the right amount of seasoning to prepare a delicious French dish. Hake with Beurre Blanc is a delight to share with friends and family and stands out as one of the fancier French dishes you can prepare. Its flavor is full of nuances yet it is an effortless recipe to cook.
- 5 fresh hake loins.
- 14 potatoes.
- 3 sweet potatoes.
- 1 1/4 cup of cream.
- 1/2 cup of white vinegar.
- VillaBlanca’s French extra virgin olive oil.
- Salt and pepper.
STEP 1. Firstly, chop the onions into little pieces and pour your favorite French extra virgin olive oil into a deep pan at medium heat.
STEP 2. Simmer the pieces of onion until they become tender, then pour wine and vinegar into the pan.
STEP 3. Once the alcohol evaporates, add the 1 1/4 cup of cream, then let it reduce until its texture resembles that of a sauce. Remove the pan from the heat and let it rest while preparing the hake.
STEP 4. Season the hake loins with salt and pepper. Add some drops of French extra virgin olive oil into a new pan and cook them carefully so as not to burn or dry the fish too much.
STEP 5. Prepare your oven. Chop the potatoes and roast them in the oven until they are crispy. Do season them freely.
STEP 6. Place the cooked hake over a bed of roasted potatoes and carefully and evenly pour the sauce onto the entire dish for the best presentation.
One of the best touches to add flavor to this dish is to use VillaBlanca’s French extra virgin olive oil. It has a vegetable flavor with a touch of almond, artichoke, and tomato leaves that will elevate the taste of this recipe, making it unique and delightful, especially for fish lovers.