Spaghetti with red mullet, chilli and garlic

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 6 people

  • 185 ml (¾ cup) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 long red chillies, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1 lemon, juice and finely grated rind only
  • 12 red mullet fillets (about 600gm), boned (see note)
  • 500 gm dried spaghetti
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • To serve: crusty bread
01   Heat extra-virgin olive oil in a frying pan. Add garlic and chilli and cook over medium heat until fragrant (1-2 minutes). Add lemon rind and fish and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up fish, until just cooked (4-5 minutes). Add lemon juice and keep warm
02   Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and add to fish mixture.
03   Add parsley to pasta, toss to combine and serve immediately with crusty bread.
Note If red mullet is unavailable, you can substitute with another oily fish, such as barramundi or snapper. Ask your fishmonger to remove the bones for you.

Recipe:

LISA FEATHERBY

Photography:

CHRIS CHEN

Styling:

MIA ASKER

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