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Recipe for Chilean Buttered Reineta
Recipe for Chilean Buttered Reineta

The Chilean buttered reineta recipe is a delicious and quick preparation ideal for sharing with family without much hassle, and it’s perfect for any season—simple and delightful.

How to make Buttered Reineta?

When preparing buttered reineta, make sure to use fresh or properly thawed fish to cook without overcooking the meat and fully enjoy its magnificent flavor.

Nutritional Information

Category: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 300
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Buttered Reineta Recipe in a Pan


  • 4 reineta fillets
  • 2 onions finely diced
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh parsley
  • Merkén (smoked chili pepper)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Wash and clean the reineta fillets, remove excess moisture with paper towels, and set aside.
  2. In a large pan, add a splash of olive oil and incorporate the diced onion, crushed garlic, butter, and sauté over low heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. Season the hake fillets with salt and pepper on a cutting board, optionally a pinch of merkén, and carefully add them to the pan. Cover and keep at low heat for about 3 minutes, flip the fillets carefully, and maintain for an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Serve the buttered reineta fillets immediately, garnish with fresh parsley, and ideally accompany them with mashed potatoes or crispy fries.

Tips for cooking Grilled Reineta

  • Make sure the griddle surface is hot before placing the fish, covering it with a light layer of oil to prevent the fish from sticking.
  • Place the reineta on the griddle with the skin side down to start, cook over medium-high heat for a few minutes until the skin browns and becomes crispy.

Did you know?

Reineta is a very healthy, low-calorie fish that is economical and very easy to prepare, ideal for consumption in various recipes and formats.


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