This is a bright and fresh take on fish and chips. Both fish and Chips are baked, not fried. Instead of crumbing the fish, we’ve opted to bake it and then spoon a bright and fresh lemon herb sauce over each fillet. The chips are simply potatoes sliced up, drizzled with olive oil and some salt and pepper for seasoning and baked for an hour until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.


Grilled Lemon and Herb Fish and Chips


The resulting dish is light, fresh and delicious. It requires little hands on time and we’ve broken down the directions to start with what takes the longest to cook (the chips) and slowly add in the remainder of the tasks so that you can have it on the table within an hour of starting.


Grilled Lemon and Herb Fish and Chips

Grilled Lemon and Herb Fish and Chips

This Herby baked hake and chips is a simple yet delicious meal. The hake is baked and then served with a punchy herby sauce and a handful of baked potato chips.
Dietary: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, No Added Sugar, Nut Free, Wheat Free
Servings: 4 servings


Grilled Hake

  • 4 Hake Fillets
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Herb Sauce

  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 C fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp frsh chives finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Potato Chips

  • 4 large potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 200C and line a baking tray with a silpat mat / baking paper.
  • Start with the chips, as they take the longest to cook. Peel the potatoes and slice them into chips (as thick or thin as you want). Place them in a clean kitchen towel and blot any excess liquid off them (this helps them get crispier in the oven).
  • Place them in a large mixing bowl and drizzle over some olive oil – about 2 tablespoons. Mix to coat well.
  • Layer the sliced potatoes on a baking tray, being careful not to overlap them. You may need to use two trays. Cook for 50-60 minutes, or until they’re crisp and golden brown on the outside and soft on the inside. Remove and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • When your chips have been cooking for about 40 minutes you can start with the fish, as it takes 20 minutes to bake. Pat the fish dry and brush each side with olive oil. If you’re using hake fillets with skin on, place the fillets skin side down on a baking tray. Season with salt and Pepper. Bake for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 200C. The fish is ready when it’s glistening white and flakes easily.
  • While the fish is in the oven, make the lemon and herb sauce. Combine all ingredients in a bowl or jar and mix well.
  • When the fish is cooked, serve each fillet with some lemon and herb sauce drizzled on top and chips on the side.


Grilled Lemon and Herb Fish and Chips

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