Red mullet sashimi

Red Mullet Sashimi

Serves 4

  • 2 x 65 g red mullet fillets, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, scaled and pin-boned

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 limes

  • 1 pomegranate, halved

  • 1 thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • a few fresh baby basil leaves

With a sharp knife, slice the fish as finely as you can and put it into a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Finely grate the zest of the limes into a separate bowl and put aside then squeeze all of the lime juice over the fish. The acid of the lime will start to cook the fish so you'll see it start to change colour.



Remove the seeds from the pomegranate halves by holding them one at a time, cut-side down, in the palm of your hand over a bowl, and bashing the back with a wooden spoon. The seeds will tumble out between your fingers into the bowl below.



Lay the fish out in a single layer on a serving platter, then sprinkle over the lime zest from a height and scatter over the pomegranate seeds. Finely grate the ginger over the top then finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a scattering of baby basil leaves.

Nutritional Information

Red mullet sashimi

With pomegranate, zingy lime and ginger

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The lime juice in this sashimi recipe kind of cures the fish while keeping all that delicate flavour
Serves 4
20m
Not too tricky
Method

This is a really delicate raw fish dish with beautiful pops of pomegranate and citrus flavour. Enjoy it as a starter or as part of a bigger spread. You should be able to get red mullet from the fish counter at any good supermarket, if not; your local fishmonger will definitely sort you out.

With a sharp knife, slice the fish as finely as you can and put it into a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Finely grate the zest of the limes into a separate bowl and put aside then squeeze all of the lime juice over the fish. The acid of the lime will start to cook the fish so you'll see it start to change colour.

Remove the seeds from the pomegranate halves by holding them one at a time, cut-side down, in the palm of your hand over a bowl, and bashing the back with a wooden spoon. The seeds will tumble out between your fingers into the bowl below.

Lay the fish out in a single layer on a serving platter, then sprinkle over the lime zest from a height and scatter over the pomegranate seeds. Finely grate the ginger over the top then finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a scattering of baby basil leaves.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 88
    4%
  • Carbs 2.1g
    1%
  • Sugar 1.7g 2%
  • Fat 5.9g 8%
  • Saturates 0.7g 4%
  • Protein 6.5g 14%
Of an adult's reference intake

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BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.

When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
http://www.fishonline.org

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