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Red Mullet with Olives 

HT  BBQ  MC  20mins plus marinating



Serves 4      Hot   Fish  Alcohol  Herbs  Main  Course  Barbecue  Healthy Eating  Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless    



2 x 450g/1lb Whole Red Mullet

120ml/4fl.oz. Olive Oil

60ml/2fl.oz. Red or White Wine

2 tbsp Freshly Chopped Thyme

Salt and Black Pepper

24 Black Olives, stoned and quartered




1. Scale, gut and wash the mullet. Dry well then make 3 diagonal cuts on both sides of each fish and place in a shallow dish.


2. In a bowl, mix together the oil, wine and thyme. Pour over the fish and leave to marinate for at least 1 hour.


3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then cook over medium hot coals for 7-8 minutes on each side, placing a drip pan beneath the fish to catch the juices whilst they're cooking and basting well from time to time with the remaining marinade.


4. To serve - Remove the drip pan with the juices, add the olives and any remaining marinade, heat through then pour the olive sauce over the top of the fish. Serve immediately.



Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Mixing Bowl

Shallow dish


Key techniques required to make this Recipe

Marinate - To soak foods in a marinade to enhance the flavour. It also sometimes has the effect of tenderising foods such as meat.


Tips, Options and Substitutions


Using a hinged fish wire basket as shown on the left makes turning fish on the bbq much easier

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