Shane O'Connor

Broadcast Journalist | Food Lover | Funny(ish) | Sports Fan

Cedar Plank BBQ Hake with Chorizo, Onion and Cherry Tomato :)

Yesterday the sun was shining and I decided to go back to my parents caravan in the very beautiful Castlegregory, rather than show up empty handed I went to the fishmongers and picked up a lovely piece of hake to BBQ for me and the folks. I wasn’t too sure how the hake would hold up on the BBQ so to be safe(and to add a lot more flavour) I cooked it on top of a cedar plank on the BBQ and it was AMAZING!! I topped it off with a mixture of chorizo, onion and cherry tomatoes cooked in white wine(which my dad referred to as “the other stuff”) and steamed local new potatoes. It was the perfect meal for a summers day so I said I better share it :)


A good piece of fresh hake

A punnet of cherry tomatoes, quartered

100g Chorizo, diced

1 Large onion, sliced

2 Lemons,

White wine

Fresh rosemary

Fresh Oregano

Olive oil

Salt & Black Pepper

Garlic salt

New Potatoes

2 Pints of Cider

A clean piece of Cedar plank


1: Soak the Cedar plank in the cider for at least 3 hours.

2: Light the BBQ and let it heat up.

3: Scrub the new potatoes and steam for approx 45 minutes or until they are cooked through.

4: Meanwhile, place the hake on the soaked plank, rub the hake with olive oil, season with the salt, pepper and garlic salt.    Cut 4 slices of lemon, place on top of the hake and squeeze the remainder of the lemon juice over the hake, top with the rosemary and oregano and set aside.

5: To a foil container add the diced chorizo, sliced onion and quartered cherry tomatoes, squeeze over some lemon juice and pour a good glug of white wine over every thing and mix. Sprinkle with chopped oregano, cover and seal.

6: Place the plank with the hake and the foil container on the BBQ, cover and leave to cook for approx 25 minutes or until the hake is cooked through.

7: To serve portion out the hake, top with the chorizo, onion and tomatoes, some fresh rocket (if you have it) and a piping hot new potato with loads of butter….


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3 comments on “Cedar Plank BBQ Hake with Chorizo, Onion and Cherry Tomato :)

  1. cht7

    Sounds like a tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  2. enjoywithjoy

    Looks delicious!

  3. bobcork

    Boy, does it look so good… you served a masterstroke there Shane, with your idea of using the cedar plank. Must get the more technical details offya when I see you in Kerry. bon appetit!

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