In Cameron Crowe’s smash hit Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise is given a multitude of endlessly quotable things to say.
Iconic moments spew forth from that movie at a rapid fire pace, sometimes it can be hard to keep up with them.
One particular moment, the movie’s emotional centre if you will, stands out as being particularly relevant to Hake:
Whilst we’re on the topic of hake, we may as well run down the top 10 (yes, 10!) hake dishes that complete you:
Hake with Chorizo and Potatoes
This recipe is full of wonderful flavour combinations. Rick Stein is sure to isolate the smokey factor of the hake and accentuate it with the spicy flavours of paprika.
Beer Battered Hake with Mushy Peas and Tartare Sauce
Saturday Kitchen’s James Martin goes old-school with this saucy take on a classic. Hake’s deep flavours make for a perfect fit in this Chip Shop standard.
Baked Hake in a Mediterranean Crust
Great British Menu regular, Nathan Outlaw knows how to do fish right. This recipe sees him give hake the care and attention that it’s always deserved.
Pan-Seared Hake in a Playdoh Crust
A little alternative, but more than achievable. Simply pan fry your Hake whole, then encase in a Play-doh Crust (Blue works best) for perfectly cooked hake.
Smoky Hake, Beans & Greens
Jane Hornby’s recipe has some great South American flavour notes, making it a must cook dish. When you’re next making hake, make sure it’s this hake you make.
Raw Hake with Stale Brown Bread Crustini
Why even bother cooking it. Hake is essentially a ticking-taste-filled-sex-bomb. Grab a fresh fish, slice it up and serve it with some stale brown bread.
Portuguese Hake Baked in Mayonnaise
Bake your Hake, it only takes a little time. Diana Henry fires on all cylinders here and creates something dangerously delicious.
Hake with Braised Artichokes, Peas & Bacon
Trust Jamie to come up with one of the only meals that has made me cry and ejaculate simultaneously – take extra care whilst cooking this emotional masterpiece.
Braised Baby Hake in Bleached Bacon Bechamel Bowl of Beans
Undeniably, a Hake classic. Mush your gorgeous hake up with raw bacon and leave to sit with some cannellini beans in a lukewarm pot for three days.
Take your Hake and transform it into a creation of pure ecstasy, joy and wonder. Behold…HAKE WELLINGTON.