Hake Topped with Spinach and Mushrooms

A great all-in-one vegetable and fish dish. Just have a light hand with seasoning because the cheese is quite salty.

YOU WILL NEED

  • 4 hake fillets, boned and skinned
  • Ina Paarman’s Fish Spice
  • 200 g baby spinach
  • Ina Paarman’s Vegetable Spice
  • 1 T (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 T (15 ml) butter
  • 250 g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 x 200 ml Ina Paarman’s Ready To Serve Cheese Sauce
  • ½ cup (125 ml) grated cheese
Method

Adjust oven shelf to middle position and preheat to 190°C.

Fill and switch on your electric kettle.

Oil a medium size baking dish.

Place fish portions in the dish.

Season very lightly with Fish Spice.

Decant baby spinach into a colander.

Pour a whole kettle of boiling water over spinach to wilt the leaves.

Squeeze the leaves still, in the colander, by placing a saucer, right side up, on top and press down hard to squeeze liquid out of spinach.

Turn spinach out onto a wooden board and roughly chop with a mezzaluna or sharp knife.

Season very lightly with Vegetable Spice and spread spinach over the fish.

Briefly sauté the mushrooms in the oil and butter.

Stir in the Cheese Sauce and spread over the spinach layer.

Sprinkle with grated cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Serve with crushed baby new potatoes and a salad.

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