After all the rich indulgences of the festive season, we’re opting for simplicity and ease this month. Good food, easily and quickly prepared with one simple instruction: just add salt!

Here’s a fish-dish-quickie from the divine Izelle Hoffman: Heavenly Hake Fillets.

Portions 2
Prep time 5min
Baking time 30min


  • 4 Hake fillets
  • 2g fine Oryx Desert salt
  • 2g paprika
  • 2g Harissa Spice
  • 2g dried parsley
  • 1ts olive oil
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 200’C
  • Prepare the oven tray with non-stick spray
  • Place frozen hake fillets on the oven tray and pop into the oven
  • Remove from the oven after 10min and season by starting with the Oryx Desert salt, then paprika, harissa spice and lastly the dried parsley
  • Place back into the oven for another 10minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, drizzle with olive oil and bake for another 10 minutes till golden brown and crispy
  • Best served with salad, vegetables or starch of choice

Chef Izelle Hoffman – Lifestyle chef