Red mullets in red sauce with pasta
Spaghetti with tomato sauce along with fresh fish. A recipe you will love, by Dimitris Skarmoutsos!
Red mullets in red sauce with pasta


2 red mullets (appr 250 gr each) 5 tbsp Horio Koroneiki variety olive oil 2 finely chopped garlic cloves 1 small celery stalk, finely chopped 400 gr finely chopped tomato A handful of parsley, finely chopped Salt Freshly ground black pepper Spaghetti pasta, cooked


  1. Clean fish removing scales with a small knife. Try not hurting their flesh, since red mullets have a thin skin and can easily be damaged. Once cleaned inside out, rinse with running water.
  2. Put Horio Koroneiki variety olive oil in a large pan (large enough for the fish) over medium heat. Add garlic and celery and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add some parsley and mix softly for 30-40 seconds. Then, add tomatoes, mix and leave for some seconds. Sprinkle with salt -not too much, since we can add more later- and pepper, reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. If liquid is evaporated, add a glass of water, because we need it slightly thin so that it covers the fish. When sauce is ready, add the fish – check to see if more salt is necessary beforehand.
  5. Cover pan with a lid and cook for 15 minutes without turning fish from the other side. Slightly stir pan if necessary.
  6. Cook for another 10 minutes and remove fish from the pan to a platter.
  7. Add cooked spaghetti in the pan and mix well.
  8. Serve spaghetti with sauce, topped with the fish and sprinkled with parsley.