Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce

Step by step recipe:

  1. 10 min.Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #1
    Clean and trim 8 fillets of red mullet, being careful to remove any remaining bones. Rinse and dry the fish, then salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. 2 min.Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #2
    Lightly flour the side without skin.
  3. 2 min.Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #3
    Use a large saucepn which is not non-stick (this is important for the sauce later).

    Put on high heat and pour in 3 tablespoons olive oil.
  4. 4 min.Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #4
    When the oil is really hot, gently add the fish, skin-side downwards to start with.

    Turn over after 2 minutes.
  5. 3 min.Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #5
    As soon as the fillets are cooked - don't overdo it - remove them carefully from the pan and transfer to a hot plate. If you don't like the skin on red mullet, now is the time to remove it.

    Cover the plate with aluminium foil and set aside while you make the sauce.
  6. 3 min.Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #6
    Put the finely chopped 2 spring onions (scallions) into the fish pan and cook in what is left of the oil.

    Salt and pepper lightly.

    When the onions are just cooked, pour in 200 ml dry white wine all at once.
  7. 5 min.Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #7
    Deglaze by scraping the bottom of the pan, then leave to reduce by about 2/3. There should be very little liquid left.
  8. 1 min.Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #8
    Finish by adding a little chopped parsley and remove from the heat.
  9. Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce : Photo of step #9
    Serve on hot plates allowing 2 fillets per person, with a tablespoonful of sauce poured over the fish.

    Serve with something cold and fresh on the side, such as raw beetroot salad or perhaps a carrot salad.

Remarks:

You can use this recipe for other types of fish fillet, just take care not to overcook them.

Source:

Home made.

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