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Grilled Mullet with Mango Salsa Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 mullet fillets (6-8 oz each)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey

Special equipment needed:
- Grill
- Mixing bowl
- Tongs

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

2. Brush the mullet fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

3. Grill the mullet fillets for 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through.

4. In a mixing bowl, combine the diced mangoes, red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and honey. Mix well.

5. Serve the grilled mullet fillets with the mango salsa on top.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 8-10 minutes
Grill temperature: medium-high heat
Serving size:
This recipe serves 4 people.

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 300
Fat per serving: 8g
Carbohydrates per serving: 28g
Protein per serving: 30g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Mullet fillets can be substituted with any other firm white fish fillets.
- Red onion can be substituted with white onion or shallots.
- Red bell pepper can be substituted with yellow or orange bell pepper.
- Jalapeno pepper can be substituted with serrano pepper or red pepper flakes.
- Cilantro can be substituted with parsley or basil.

- Add diced avocado to the mango salsa for a creamier texture.
- Use pineapple instead of mango for a tropical twist.
- Add a pinch of cumin to the mango salsa for a smoky flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the grill is preheated before adding the mullet fillets to prevent sticking.
- Brush the grill grates with oil to prevent the fish from sticking.
- Let the fish rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute.

Storage instructions:
Leftover grilled mullet and mango salsa can be stored in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat the grilled mullet fillets in the oven or microwave until heated through. The mango salsa can be served cold or at room temperature.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the grilled mullet fillets on a bed of rice or quinoa and top with the mango salsa. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.

Fresh cilantro leaves, lime wedges

This dish pairs well with a crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Suggested side dishes:
Grilled vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes, or a green salad.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the fish sticks to the grill, gently loosen it with a spatula or tongs. If the mango salsa is too sweet, add more lime juice to balance the flavors.

Food safety advice:
Make sure the fish is cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F to ensure it is safe to eat. Wash your hands and all utensils and surfaces that come into contact with raw fish to prevent cross-contamination.

Food history:
Mullet is a popular fish in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Mango salsa is a modern twist on traditional salsa that originated in Mexico.

Flavor profiles:
The grilled mullet has a smoky flavor that pairs well with the sweet and tangy mango salsa.

Serving suggestions:
Serve this dish as a light and refreshing summer meal.

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Taste: Tangy, Sweet, Spicy, Savory, Citrusy