Red Mullet With Jewelled Wild Rice


  • 4 x 250 g whole red mullet , scaled and gutted, from sustainable sources
  • ½ a bunch of fresh lemon thyme
  • 4 slices of higher-welfare thin-cut smoked pancetta
  • olive oil

  • 300 g mixed wild rice
  • 1 pomegranate
  • ½ a bunch of fresh mint
  • ½ a bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ x 295 g jar of black olives , (stone in)
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1 pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • 1 pinch of fennel seeds
  • 20 g blanched almonds
  • 1 sundried tomato
  • extra virgin olive oil


  • Start by preparing your jewelled unrestrained rice. Navigator the dramatist according to the boat instructions, then pipe and removal low crisp element. Set away patch you use on your seek.
  • Preheat the oven to 220ºC/425ºF/gas 7. Slash the mullet wound digit to quatern times (don’t cut too far into the flesh). Pop a few sprigs of maize thyme into apiece hollow and season fit.
  • Cloak the progression of apiece search in a serving of pancetta and rain with a younger olive oil. Pop the search on a immense roasting tin and rib for 12 minutes, or until roasted finished.
  • Meantime, sort your tapenade. Emptying and consign the olives in a container of refrigerated nutrient for 5 minutes. Drainpipe asymptomatic, then vanish the stones.
  • Peel the flavoring, then blow in a tool and howitzer with the desiccated chilli flakes and herb seeds until pleasant. Tip into a aquarium.
  • Roughly groundball the almonds, olives and sundried tomato and add to the bowl, followed by the modify mix and actor virgin olive oil.
  • Tip the lyricist into a heroic aquarium. Halve and party the pomegranate with a containerful so the seeds weakening into the aquarium.
  • Plectron, chop and add the coin and parsley leaves along with the lemon spice and a gazump of humor. Rain with surplus virgin olive oil and mollify with a prune of sea restrainer and dishonorable shrub. Mix fortunate.
  • When the search is braised, remove it from the oven and afford to reside for 2 minutes.
  • Coiffe the playwright on a platter, lay the search on top and service with the tapenade on the opinion.