So basically going on holiday and renting a villa and still enjoying the company of your parents is considered to be a lovely, middle class thing to do.
And you go on this holiday and rent this villa and talk to your parents and feel like you are practically a local because a track you downloaded off iTunes has taught you how to say ‘thank you’ and ‘a table by the window please’ and you are scared to order a cappuccino pretty much ever in case you order it too late in the day and the locals might mark you out as A TOURIST.
And when you do this, you can feel all smug and marvel at people on package holidays to benidorm who have to eat FROM A BUFFET.
Well, let me tell you something.
That buffet has something going for it.
In fact, that buffet has quite a lot of things going for it.
And those things are those tiny little flags in each bowl, telling you what each food actually IS.
Because when you are being smug and renting villas and being sodding middle class and still using words like sodding and in a fish shop, you have NOT ONE CLUE WHAT YOU ARE ACTUALLY BUYING.
Turns out I had bought two grey mullet.
This is what I did with them.
I expect it would work with any fish.
Given that is what I was kind of doing when I cooked this.
Trying to make an unidentified fish (or two) into a tasty dinner.
Take your identified fish and madly google what it might be.
Take a moment to thank The Lord for holiday rentals with wifi.
Slice a lemon.
And tuck a couple of slices into the fish.
Tuck in a few sprigs of parsley.
Quarter some fennel, leaving on the roots.
Put the fennel on a BBQ for about 30 minutes in total, turning regularly.
Put the remaining lemon on the bbq, and place the fish on top.
BBQ for about 10 minutes each side.
BBQ fish and fennel.
Serves 4. Cooking time 40 minutes.
2 whole grey mullet, gutted
2 heads fennel
1. Slice the lemon.
2. Stuff the cavity in the fish with a slice of lemon and the parsley.
3. Quarter the fennel.
4. Place the fennel on a hot BBQ for 30 minutes, turning regularly.
5. Place the lemon slices on the BBQ and top wi the fish, cooking for 10 minutes each side.