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Tandoori grey mullet with cep salad

Prep time 30 mins to 1 hour
Cook time 30 mins to 1 hour
Serves 4
From Saturday Kitchen Best Bites
Try something different with fish in this delicately spiced dish from Atul Kochhar.


  1. For the grey mullet, mix all of marinade ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.

  2. Place the grey mullet into a dish, pour over the marinade and rub it into the fish. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat the grill to high. Grill the fish for 2-3 minutes on each side. Baste with the lemon juice, butter and chat masala.

  4. For the ceps, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the remaining ingredients for 2-3 minutes, or until cooked through.

  5. For the dressing, mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, add the mushrooms and stir until well combined.

  6. To serve, place the fish onto serving plates and spoon the mushrooms alongside.


For the marinade

  • 1½ tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp yoghurt

For the grey mullet

  • 4 small grey mullets, cleaned, scaled, flesh scored
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp chat masala

For the ceps

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g/11oz ceps, cut in long pieces
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 sprig fresh lemon thyme
  • ¼ tsp toasted lovage seed (ajwain)

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 curry leaves, chopped
  • ½ tsp crushed black pepper
  • ½ tsp sugar

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