Whole fish with bacon and lemon
SERVES 4 PREPARATION: 10 MIN COOKING: 20 MIN
4 small whole fish (mullet or harders), cleaned salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 spring onions
1 lemon, sliced
125g bacon rashers
30ml (2T) olive oil chopped chives to garnish (optional) wild brown rice to serve
Preheat the oven to 230°C. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet and grease with non-stick spray.
1 Season the inside and outside of the fish with salt and pepper. 2 Slice the spring onions lengthwise and stuff into the cavity of the fish.
3 Put a slice of lemon on each piece of fish and wrap the fish and lemon with a rasher of bacon. Secure with meat string, if necessary.
4 Arrange the fish on the prepared wire rack and drizzle with oil. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until the fish is done and the bacon crisp.
5 Sprinkle chopped chives over, if using, and serve with wild brown rice.