Hake is a lean white fish that is part of the cod family. It's mild flavor and delicate texture make it a popular seafood choice in the United States and Europe.
It is a medium to large fish averaging from 1 to 8 pounds in weight, with specimens as large as 60 pounds. The fish can grow up to 3 ft 3" in length with a lifespan as long as 14 years. Hake may be found in the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean in waters from 660–1,150 ft deep. The fish stay in deep sea water during the day and come to shallower depths during the night. An undiscerning predator, hake feed on their prey found near or on the bottom of the sea. Male and female hake are very similar in appearance.
Typical cooking methods include Bake, Broil, Deep-Fry, Saute, Smoke and Steam.