Red Mullet Grilled

Fishes come in all colors and shapes. But one of the prettiest fishes is the Red Mullet. Its called Nagarai Meen in Tamil. It has a lovely color and soft white meat. It does have quite a few bones but they are manageable. With fishes that have such delicate flavors, I prefer using minimal spices. So just a lot of very finely garlic with butter and some chilly flakes for heat.

Just clean up the fish and if you are planning to grill this the way I did, its very important you remove the blood vein that runs along the spine. A toothpick works very well to dig it out completely.

Melt some butter and mix it with garlic and chilly flakes. Season with salt. Now liberally coat the fish with this. Place it on a grill rack. Keep a flat pan under it. To make clean up easier put some on the flat pan. A lot of people prefer using aluminum foil or parchment paper. I like my reusable silicon sheet as its reusable and does a much better job.

If you have space on the grill tray then rub the same buttery goodness of any other vegetable like the butternut squash I have used.

Grill at 180C for about 20-25 mins. Till the fish is cooked. Avoid overcooking the fish. If the vegetable is not fully cooked, then simply remove the fish from the grill and return them to the oven.



Published by Imran

A s/w engineer by profession, I cook for my family.

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