Hake with Spicy Coriander Pesto

cook 10 mins
  • 75 ml (3 fl oz) olive oil
  • 4 hake steaks, about 175 g (6 oz) each
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 red chillies
  • 4 cardamom seeds, ground
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, ground
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • bunch of coriander
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped cucumber
  • pitta bread
  • Heat a griddle pan until hot. Brush 1 tablespoon of the oil over the fish steaks and season well with salt and pepper. Add the fish to the pan and cook for 3–5 minutes on each side until just cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, place the remaining oil with all the other remaining ingredients in a small food processor and whizz until you have a smooth paste.
  • Spoon the pesto over the fish and serve with a cucumber salad and pitta bread.
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