Chef Matos presents…”HAPPY HAKE”

Yes, it’s kitchen time again.

This time I bring you a quick 1 person meal, I did it lunch in about 30 minutes using some leftover ingredients from the burrito. If you’re not a fan of fish, like me, you’ll find this useful cause it’s a way to bring a nice different flavor to that old portuguese boiled-fish-with-potatoes meal.

HAPPY HAKE (meal for 1 person)


piece of hake

3 medium-small potatoes

50G fresh sliced mushrooms

1/4 onion (chopped in small cubes)

50G watercress

50G cream


olive oil

dry rosemary (half tablespoon)

white pepper (half tablespoon)

white wine (2 tablespoons)


Step 1: Put on the “That’s Stupid” mixtape by The Cool Kids, and also add The Roots to the playlist, something like the “Things Fall Apart” album.

The main ingredients

The main ingredients

Step 2: Put the hake and the potatoes on a pan with boiling water and some salt. Plain simple.

Step 3: After 20minutes, take out the hake and save it, but leave the potatoes boil for more 5/10 minutes. At the same time, throw the mushrooms and the chopped onion into a small frying pan covered with olive oil and butter (I don’t like the taste of olive oil just by itself, but you can exclude the butter if you want). Add the pepper, a bit of salt and let it fry.

Mushrooms, onion, pepper, salt

Mushrooms, onion, pepper, salt

Step 4: Without letting the onion burn, add the wine and the rosemary, mix it a bit and then add the watercress. But this time make sure it doesn’t cook and get soft, just stir it hardly for 30seconds/1 minute and then add the cream with a tiny bit of salt.

Oh shit, its the return of the watercress!

Oh shit, it's the return of the watercress!

Step 5: Put the cream over the hake and the potatoes, and serve. Quick and easy don’t you think?

And if you dont know, now you know.

And if you don't know, now you know.

Sorry ’bout the picture quality, this time there weren’t no nice cameras around, just my laptop webcam.

Chef Matos has left the building.


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