Easy British Simmered Grey Mullet Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 1 large whole grey mullet, about 2 pounds
  • 4-5 sprigs parsley
  • Butter or oil
  • Fish stock or water
  • Salt and pepper
    For sauce:
  • 1/2 pint (300 ml) clotted or double cream
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
How to cook Easy British Simmered Grey Mullet:
  • Clean, scale and gut the fish. Cut the grey mullet across to create two similar sized portions. Place into a lightly greased shallow saucepan, add the sprigs of parsley and enough stock or water to just cover, season to taste.
  • Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook gently for 5 minutes or until the fish flakes easily from the backbone.
  • Remove from the heat and place on a serving dish, keep warm.
  • Strain the cooking liquid into a clean saucepan, boil and reduce by half.
  • Gradually whisk in the cream cooking until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Remove from the heat, season to taste add the lemon juice and chopped parsley.
  • Pour the sauce over the simmered grey mullet to serve.


The Easy British Simmered Grey Mullet is a very affordable dish. Delicious simple, and easy recipe.

This recipe for Easy British Simmered Grey Mullet serves/makes: 4

The Easy British Simmered Grey Mullet recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Mullet (more Mullet recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: British (more British recipes)

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