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Baked mullet for a simple and light dinner

Baked mullet

Looking for a second course of delicious fish ideal for a Sunday lunch or a dinner with friends? Try the baked mullet.

Mullet is a fish, also known as mullet, which lends itself very well to cooking in the oven. What we present today is a very simple recipe for baked mullet, ideal for a light dinner, but rich in taste. If you are wondering how to cook mullet, just remember that in reality the same rule applies to other fish, that is, do not cook it too much otherwise the meat becomes too dry, regardless of the type of cooking.

Once clean, the mullet can be baked simply with lemon, but also accompanied by tasty vegetables. If you don’t like cleaning fish, you can have it cleaned by your trusted fishmonger or, alternatively, cook the mullet fillets directly in the oven. For this preparation we decided to make baked mullet with potatoes and cherry tomatoes, but you can choose the type of side dish you prefer .

Baked mullet
Baked mullet

Preparing the recipe for baked mullet

  1. To make one of the fastest fish main courses there is, start by cleaning the fish. To clean the mullet, the first thing to do is to get rid of the scales and bowels .
  2. After that, rinse it very well under running water and dry it very carefully with absorbent paper.
  3. At this point, dedicate yourself to preparing the side dish, then wash, peel and cut the potatoes . For this baked mullet recipe, we advise you to cut them into thin slices with the help of a mandolin.
  4. Also cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
  5. In a bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with chopped fresh parsley and a very finely chopped clove of garlic. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, pepper and salt to this mix.
  6. Mix everything well and distribute it partly inside the fish and partly on the surface of the fish.
  7. Take a baking tray, grease it with oil or cover it with parchment paper and make a bed of potatoes. Arrange the halved cherry tomatoes on top of the potatoes and season with salt.
  8. Arrange the mullets on top and pour another drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Cook at 180 ° C for 30-45 minutes . Cooking times may vary according to the size of the fish.


Baked mullet is great just served, but if you have any leftover, clean it and store it in the fridge in an airtight container for a couple of days . You can reheat it or enjoy it cold with a salad.

Lovers of fish main courses? Try the baked sea bream with potatoes !

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