Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #1
    Cut 80 g Preserved tomatoes and 80 g feta into small pieces.

    Set aside.
  2. 2 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #2

    Prepare the bread

    Cut 400 g bread (ideally, a french baguette) into small slices. You will need one slice per canapé.
  3. 3 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #3
    Brush the slices of bread rapidly with olive oil on both sides.
  4. 5 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #4
    Fry in a really hot frying pan until golden brown on both sides.

    Keep hot (in the oven at 176°F / 80°C, for example).
  5. 10 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #5

    Prepare the red mullet fillets

    Rinse and dry 4 fillets of red mullet, then remove any bones carefully.
  6. 2 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #6
    Brush the fillets with olive oil on both sides, then salt and pepper them.
  7. 2 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #7
    Tip 80 g poppy seeds onto a small plate...
  8. Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #8
    ...then dip the fish fillets flesh side downwards in the poppy seeds.
  9. 3 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #9
    Coat all the fillets like this.
  10. 2 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #10
    Put a frying pan on high heat and when really hot, add the red mullet fillets skin side downwards (no need to add any oil, as they have already been brushed with it).
  11. 3 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #11
    Then turn the fillets over to cook the flesh side.
  12. 3 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #12

    Assemble the canapés

    On each slice of bread, start by adding a little feta and a little preserved tomato.
  13. 3 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #13
    Lay a piece of red mullet on top, skin side downwards.
  14. 2 min.Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds : Photo of step #14
    Garnish with a fresh basil leaf and serve immediately.

Remarks:

For the oil on the bread and the fish, I recommend using the oil from the preserved tomatoes, if possible, as it is well worth adding the extra flavour.

For the same reason, you can use feta in olive oil with herbs instead of plain feta.

Source:

Home made.

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