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Carlota Fariña



Are you one of those people who doesn’t even go near the oven in summer? I live in La Coruña and it never really gets that hot this time of year here, so you can continue using your oven. Rains have returned over the past few days too, so I really felt like having something delicious and comforting: roasted red mullet.

roasted red mullets

A few days ago, I was sound asleep when a lightning woke me up at about 6:30am. Although I tried, after that shock it was impossible for me to go back to sleep, so I got up, had a long breakfast, took Scooby out for a walk and then I went to the market, to get some inspiration on what to prepare for lunch. I came across these gorgeous red mullets, so I bought them. Then I went to get some fresh coriander and some lemons. In Galicia we like keeping things simple when it comes to cooking fish, nothing too elaborate, so as not to alter the original taste of the fish.

fresh fish  


Red mullets

One lemon

A handful of fresh coriander

One tablespoon of apple vinegar

A pinch of salt



Tell the fishmonger you are going to roast the red mullets, so that he/she can clean it for you. Once home, set the oven to 160ºC (320ºF) and place the fish on a baking dish with some slices of lemon.

Now, squeeze the juice of half a lemon and mix with salt, and vinegar. Pour this mix over the red mullets and roast for about 10 minutes and that’s it! 

Buon appetito!  


I also baked some potato wedges to go with the fish, by the way. In Galicia we love to accompany fish with boiled potates, but on this occasion I tried something different.
Looking for more fish ideas? Try this great recipe of fregola.
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