Hake cheeks ( Kokotxas)

Kokotxas recipe : A recipe from Basque gastronomy

Ingredients for 4 persons :

  • Hake cheeks 800 gr.
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small can of canned red peppers
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Salt pepper
    1. Brown the hake cheeks over high heat in a pan with a little olive oil. If there is water, remove it.
    2. Reduce the heat, then add the garlic and chopped parsley.
    3. Cut the canned peppers into strips and add them to the pan.
    4. Cook for 10 minutes over low heat, stirring often.

    The recipe for this emblematic dish of Basque country cuisine is no longer a mystery to you. However, certain essential points must be respected.

    - To prepare this Basque dish, you must use fresh, quality ingredients.
    - Kokotxa is hake, even if you can make the recipe with cod, cod or another fish, it will be more Kokotxa.
    - The sauce and cooking of the fish are the most important points.
    -To accompany this emblematic dish of Basque cuisine, use a typical wine from the Basque country or Basque cider.

    Kokotxas, one of the most typical recipes of Basque country gastronomy!


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