Merluza a la gallega

Some more healthy food cooking for your taste pleasure. This time, we’re going to do Merluza a la Gallega (or Hake Galizian style). I personally find hake quite tasteless, so it needs to have some kind of sauce or something that gives it more taste, so the a la gallega part is the way to go.

You need (for 2 people):

  • 1 onion
  • Hake filets. They can be frozen, as in my case, but of course, it’s probably better if you buy them fresh:
  • Hot Paprika:
  • Potatoes

And here’s how to do it:

  1. Boil the potatoes with their skins:
  2. Chop the onion and fry it:
  3. Once the potatoes are soft (don’t touch them, just try with a fork :-) ), peel them and cut them into slices:
  4. Once the onion is poached, put half a spoon of floor and fry. This is for making the sauce thicker:
  5. Then, put the potato slices all over and pour some paprika all over:
  6. Then put the hake filets:

    and cover with water
  7. Final step is to just wait until the hake is soft:

And these easy steps (it will take less than 1 hour to do it, and this is counting the time the potatoes need to be boiled down, which is quite long, during which you can continue hacking :-) ) make for some healthy food:

Pisto manchego

The other day I cooked a “Pisto manchego”, and since us, hackers, need to have a healthy life :-), I thought about sharing it, for the GNOME Cookbook, if people like it.


  • Green peppers
  • Aubergine
  • Courgette
  • Onion
  • Chopped tomato (or tomato sauce, if you prefer/don’t have)
  • As for quantity, I’m not good at that, so just put more or less of each ingredient as you want. Some people even do the Pisto without tomato, but for me, it is very much needed.

    It’s very easy, just fry the onion (until it gets “yellow”) and then add the other vegetables, cooking them until they are soft, and removing continously, then add the chopped tomatoes and cook it slowly for 20 minutes or so. Put some salt as you like. Then, just fry 2 eggs (I eat fried eggs 2 by 2, so fry one only if you want :-), and you have a very healthy dish:

    Pisto manchego with fried egg

    (The photo is not mine, the Pisto I cooked was so delicious that I ate it all before getting the camera :-)