Corned hake is an old-timey recipe that many fishing families along the coast of Maine know and love. And like a lot of regional or family recipes, everyone has their own tricks and ways of making it. I was introduced to corned hake by my husband, a Maine lobsterman. I love the flavor grouping of both the traditional recipe, as well as messing around with other flavor combinations. The traditional corned hake recipe is basically: corned hake (salted fish), boiled potatoes, bacon or salt pork, fat renderings from the pork, and pickled onions.