Roasted red mullet with spicy tomato salsa

Roasted red mullet with spicy tomato salsa

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Reza’s Indian Spice
Serves
4

Once, when I was in France, I ate an amazing fish à la grenobloise, with lemon segments and capers. I thought it would be so nice to spice the recipe up, but not too much because red mullet is a delicate fish. You could use grapefruit segments instead of lemon here, if you prefer; there’s nothing better than wedges of citrus with a fresh tomato salsa. The lovely sweet-sharp-sour quality from the chaat masala in the salsa is delicious with the red mullet, giving it an amazing je ne sais quoi! Serve with rice or glass noodles if you want something else. Fabulous!

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

For the spice mix

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon red chilli flakes

For the mullet

Quantity Ingredient
4 red mullet fillets, scaled and pin-boned
salt
4-6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
100ml vegetable or mild olive oil

For the salsa

Quantity Ingredient
250g ripe tomatoes, deseeded and sliced
100ml red onions, thinly sliced
3 unwaxed lemons, zest finely grated and fruit segmented
80ml olive oil
1 teaspoon chaat masala
1-2 thin green chillies, deseeded if you like, finely chopped
4-6 sprigs coriander, leaves picked and chopped
caster sugar, to taste

Method

  1. Mix together the coriander and fennel seeds and the peppercorns and roast them in a dry frying pan. Crush them coarsely in a mortar and pestle and add the chilli flakes. Rub the mixture on to the fish fillets and set aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  3. Place the fillets on a baking tray and season with salt, add the garlic and drizzle over the oil. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the salsa in a mixing bowl, adding salt and sugar to taste.
  5. Remove the fish from the oven and place on warmed plates. Pour any of the juices from the fish into the salsa. Spoon the salsa over the fish and serve.
Tags:
Indian
spice
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