Hake Curry Using Sustainably Caught Fish

Using sustainably caught and locally fished hake, I made this hake curry.

This post has been sitting in my draft folder since May. Sometimes I have so many words and no recipes, but at the time of writing this recipe, it was the opposite. Life has moved in an amazing direction since May that it is a good opportunity to reflect. It is also Thanksgiving Day in America – a tradition that should be celebrated the world over as I think people everywhere have so much to be grateful for. I am grateful for my loving husband who does not mind being without me while I travel to Johannesburg. I am grateful for my work which means I can keep a roof over my head and food on my table. I am grateful for my family who are amazing. I am grateful for my friends – both old and new. I am grateful for the people I have met in real life and virtually through this blog. I am grateful for the work I am doing because of this blog. I am grateful for the home I have made with Dave, and the house we are building together. I am grateful for good health. My list is endless but the one last thing I am grateful for is the generosity of customers who make sure Dave and I always have fresh fish.

Hake Curry
Hake Curry

Hake Curry

Recipe Category: Asian, Seafood
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 15 mls oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2.5 cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and sliced
  • 5 mls curry powder
  • 5 mls garam masala
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 2 potatoes, quartered
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 large hake fillet, seasoned and cut into chunks
  • 100 g green beans


  • in a thick bottomed pan heat the oil over a medium heat
  • cook the onion until translucent
  • add the garlic, ginger and chilli and cook for a few minutes
  • add the curry and the garam masala and as soon as you can smell the spices add the coconut milk
  • add the potatoes and the carrots, cover and simmer over a low heat
  • when the potatoes are soft add the hake and as soon as it is nearly cooked add the beans
  • serve with a mint raita

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18 thoughts on “Hake Curry Using Sustainably Caught Fish

  1. Such a nice grateful post … and then you have to bring hake speech into it!
    Maybe you should have written the recipe out as a hake-u?
    OK, OK, I’m leaving now! πŸ™‚

  2. I’m wishing you a wonderful day of thanks even if you don’t have an official Thanksgiving Day. It sounds like you have lots to be grateful for. I do as well and one of which is knowing such nice people such as yourself. Your curry sounds great.

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