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red mullet

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red mullet

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(Animals) any of the marine percoid fishes constituting the family Mullidae, esp Mullus surmuletus, a food fish of European waters. They have a pair of long barbels beneath the chin and a reddish coloration. US name: goatfish

red′ mul′let


n.
a goatfish.
[1755–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.red mullet - brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbelsred mullet - brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels
mullet - bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin
genus Mullus, Mullus - type genus of the Mullidae: goatfishes
Mullus auratus, red goatfish - body bright scarlet with 2 yellow to reddish strips on side
Mulloidichthys martinicus, yellow goatfish - schooling goatfish; greyish with yellow stripe
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Four servings will need 20 large raw tiger prawns, head and shell on, 12 baby squid, cleaned, and eight unsalted anchovies, eight very small red mullets, perhaps asking your fishmonger to remove the fillets.
Invariably, cooks will use squid or octopus, but you can include anchovies, prawns or small red mullet.