Red Mullet with Tomatoes and Olives Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 8 whole red mullet (surmullet), about 1 pound total weight, cleaned and butterflied*
  • Salt and freshly grated black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes, cut into half
  • 1 cup black olives, chopped
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (I used Kikkoman soy sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry basil
  • Greens to garnish
How to cook Red Mullet with Tomatoes and Olives:
  • Pat dry the butterflied fish with paper towels and season lightly with salt and pepper. (Don’t use salt too much, because latter we’ll add soy sauce.)
  • Roll the fish in flour.
  • Heat in a skillet the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and fry fish for 1-2 minutes for each side. First - on the flesh side and then on the skin side; place aside.
  • Add to skillet the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive and fry the sliced onion for a couple of minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and olives; stir fry about 3 minutes.
  • At the last moment add the dry basil, soy sauce, pepper and lemon juice.
  • Garnish with greens and serve immediately.
  •     Bon appetit!
Red Mullet with Tomatoes and Olives recipe
Red Mullet with Tomatoes and Olives recipe
Red Mullet with Tomatoes and Olives recipe
Red Mullet with Tomatoes and Olives recipe
Red Mullet with Tomatoes and Olives recipe
Red Mullet with Tomatoes and Olives recipe

Note(s):

The Red Mullet with Tomatoes and Olives recipe very easy to cook and very tasty too!

Tip(s):

*How to butterfly red mullet:
  • Using scissors or a knife, cut along the belly from head to tail and remove the entrails.
  • Rinse the fish under running cold water.
  • Lift the backbone away from the flesh.
  • Pull the bone gently away from the flesh.
  • At its tail cut off with scissors.
  • If possible, remove the small bones with some tweezers.
  • Spread the fish so that it becomes flat.

This recipe for Red Mullet with Tomatoes and Olives serves/makes: 4 servings

The Red Mullet with Tomatoes and Olives recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Mullet (more Mullet recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: Russian (more Russian recipes)

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