A great looking fish, with a mix of orange, red and pink coloured skin. Not large in size - available from 200g to 1kg - but big on flavour, from this fish’s diet of crustaceans. Larger fish can be filleted, but best to look for 400-600g fish – they simply need scaling carefully (the skin is delicate), with the gills removed, and then grilled or baked whole. The flesh is a wonderful pale pink, and very delicate, but takes strong flavours, and works especially well with fennel or tapenade. Goatfish is a very similar species from the same family, and is flown in regularly from Australia.
Red Mullet Recipes
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