It has been a while since I posted any new cooking, but when something new comes along and tastes as good as this does and is easy to make it has to be shared. Fish in the autumn, usually something with potatoes and cream. However, this light dish is really filling and on the darker nights (at least in England) this bit of colour lightens a mood. This serves two as a large main course, but you could cut back a little and serve four as a delicious starter. It is also quick and easy to make. (Serves 4)
For the sauce
- 35gms linguine pasta per person (prepare according to the instructions)
4 tsp finely sliced red chilli
4 tsp finely sliced garlic
125ml/4fl oz white wine
125ml/4fl oz fish or vegetable stock
4 whole red mullet, filleted, pin boned and cut into strips
2 tbsp flatleaf parsley
1 tbsp basil leaves
1 lemon, zest only
salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Cook the pasta according to the instructions.
- For the sauce: heat a frying pan until hot, add the olive oil, chilli and garlic and gently fry until just softened.
- Then add the strips of red mullet and gently fry for a couple of minutes, and then add the white wine and cook until the volume of liquid has reduced and thickened up. Then add the stock cook until reduced again so it is nice rich sauce.
- Drain the pasta and stir straight into the sauce.
- Finish with the herbs and lemon zest then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.