Mad Dog gave me the idea to grill fish with thyme, garlic and olive oil. Thanks Dog! http://maddogtvdinners.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/sea-bream-griddled/ I had some small rouget barbets (red mullet) in the freezer and though they were a bit bony, the flavor was wonderful!
I was up in the air about guillotining the heads, pun, but decided I like little fish like this better with heads intact.
I served the fish with Jade’s favorite potatoes http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/teriyaki-pork-steaks-with-pan-fried-potatoes/ and a little mache with oil and vinegar. Nice dinner.
Grilled Red Mullet
4 red mullet, scaled, cleaned, etc.
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Cut two diagonal slashes on each side of the mullet. Mix the oil, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper together and rub all over the fish. Grill on a hot grill for about 3-4 minutes per side.