Red mullet is a light-pink fish with a jacket of scales. It has a fine and delicately flavoured, white, textured flesh. There are a couple of different types of red mullet and both are part of the goat fish family. Red mullet is unrelated to grey mullet.
On the islands, where the catch is often fresh, octopus is grilled, seasoned with fresh lemon and served with ouzo.
Homemade crispy calamari is quick, easy and definitely worth the effort.