I picked this fish two weeks ago because I want to make something different for Sara's dinner. I didn't know the name of the fish in English. I know that my father used to bring home this kind of fish when I was a little kid. And I love they way he cooked it. But it was fresh unlike this, it's frozen fillet.
Out from my curiosity with this fillet fish. I entered in google seach engine the name tag from the plastic bag " PARUPENEUS HEPTACANTUS". I found out that "parupeneus heptacantus" is the scientific name of Red Mullet Fillet.
Accoring to Wikepedia: The red mullets or surmullets are two species of goatfish, Mullus barbatus and Mullus surmuletus, found in the Mediterranean Sea, east North Atlantic Ocean, and the Black Sea. Both "red mullet" and "surmullet" can also refer to the Mullidae in general.
This my own version for baked red mullet.
8 red mullets fillet
juice of one lemon
a dash of dried basil leaves
3 tbsp olive oil
dash of pepper and salt
ounce of white wine
1. Rinse and dry the mullet fillet
2. Spread fillet in a baking pan, skin side down.
3. Add lemon juice and white wine, sprinkle a dash of basil leaves, pepper and salt.
4.Sprinkle with olive oil and add the minced onion and parsley.
5. Baked at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
You can served it with steamed vegetables and couscous.