Seared Hake with Baby Potatoes and Green Sauce


Makes 4 servings

Green Sauce:
1/3 cup fresh celery juice (from about 2 stalks)
1/3 cup fresh sorrel or cilantro juice (from about 2 cups, lightly packed)
2 teaspoons fresh leek juice (from about 1 dark-green leek top)
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or lemon juice
Kosher salt
Fish, potatoes, and assembly:
1 pound peanut potatoes or baby potatoes (as small as possible)
Kosher salt
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling
4 4-ounce pieces skin-on hake or cod fillet
4 scallions, trimmed
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
Chervil or other tender herb sprigs (for serving)

For green sauce:

Step 1

Juice each ingredient separately. Combine celery juice, sorrel juice, leek juice, and vinegar in a small bowl; season with salt and more vinegar, if desired.

For fish, potatoes, and assembly:

Step 2

Place potatoes in a medium saucepan and add water to cover; season with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 10–15 minutes; drain and return to saucepan. Toss potatoes with 1 tablespoon oil, then season with salt.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season fish with salt and cook, skin side down, until very crisp, about 4 minutes. Turn fish and cook until just cooked through, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to a plate.

Step 4

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet and add scallions. Cook, turning occasionally, until scallions are charred in spots and are slightly softened, about 1 minute. Transfer to plate with fish.

Step 5

Divide fish, yogurt, and potatoes among shallow bowls. Spoon green sauce around and drizzle with oil. Top with scallions and chervil.


Green juice without vinegar can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover and chill. Stir in vinegar just before serving.

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