BARBOUNIA PSITA / GREEK GRILLED RED MULLET
Fish is an important part of the Greek diet. Barbouni is arguably one of the Aegean’s most characteristic fish.
Barbounia / 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.
*10-15 red mullets, cleaned
*mixed fresh bay leaves, rosemary and thyme
*2 tbsp Olive oil
*1½ tsp salt
*fresh lemon juice
*fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
Place barbounia on a baking tray.
In a small bowl mix olive oil, lemon juice, salt, bay leaves, rosemary and thyme.
Pour the olive oil mixture over the fish.
Preheat a grill on high. Once hot, place barbounia underneath and cook for about 18-20 min, or until flesh is firm and cooked through.
Garnish with fresh parsley and Serve barbounia with ‘horta ‘ salad .