Red Mullet Fillets with Smoked Eggplant Salad

Φιλετάκια μπαρμπουνιού σε καπνιστή μελιτζανοσαλάτα

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 16 red mullet fillets (Wellgoods)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 medium eggplants
  • 4-5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ red chilli pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  • Heat the eggplants directly on your fire source (stove top) and turn every so often until they are entirely soft
  • Peel off the eggplant skin and roughly chop the eggplant
  • Place the chopped eggplant in a bowl and mash it with a fork. Mix in the olive oil, lemon juice, chilli pepper, salt and pepper.
  • Place the eggplant mixture in the refrigerator and allow to cool
  • Coat the fish fillets in the flour and lightly fry them
  • Serve the eggplant salad with the fried fi sh on top and garnish with parsley and large grains of sea salt

Tip: Red mullet (Wellgoods) doesn’t need a lot of cooking time and it also complements bean dishes very well.