Muge aux Olives

Grey Mullet with Olives

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Table in Provence

By Leslie Forbes

Published 1987

  • About

This is a dish remembered by Mistral from childhood Christmas Eves in the 1830s. Although grey mullet is the fish used most often, the recipe works equally well with sea bass or red mullet.


  • 1 grey mullet or approx lb/ 1 kg (or 2 smaller fish), cleane


Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C gas/4. Stuff the fish with fennel, lemon and bay. In an oval flameproof dish (big enough to hold the fish) cook the onion and garlic in olive oil until tender. Roll the fish in flour and parsley and brown on each side in the pan. Add the olives, the wine