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Australian Fish Recipes: Quick and Healthy

You would expect people on an island continent to eat plenty of seafood. And they do.  There are many Australian fish recipes to choose from.

Here are two. Quick, healthy and easy to make.

Seafood is part of Australian food culture. There is a large assortment available in the shops for you to cook.

Fish has a great nutritional value, is low in fat and is part of any healthy diet.

It generally tends to be on the expensive side, but my easy fish recipes are not only quick but also cheap to make.

When you buy fish, ask the seller to clean it for you. It makes your cooking efforts so much easier.

Baked Latchet with Mussel Meat and Olives

latchet with olives

Latchet or red gurnard is a small fish with red skin and white flesh, which tastes delicious when baked.

And it does not have too many bones for its size, which is really good.

This recipe serves 2.


  • 1 whole latchet (about 1 kg or less)
  • 300 g of mussel meat
  • 2 cloves of garlic 
  • 1 table spoon of olive oil
  • a handful of marinated olives
  • 200 ml of olives marinade
  • 20 pepper corns


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Lay the fish in a casserole with the chopped garlic. Crush peppercorns in a pestle and season the fish. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover the casserole with aluminium foil and place in the oven for 10 minutes.

Remove the foil, add the mussel meat, the olives and their marinade and cook uncovered for a further 10 minutes.
When you are ready to serve, put the rocket leaves in a large bowl and top with the grapefruit, the onions, the prawns and the avocados peeled and sliced. Pour the dressing and give the salad a light toss. Sprinkle with chopped pecan nuts.

Australian Fish Recipes - Baked Mullet

mullet, ready to go into the oven

The mullet is a lean fish with a firm texture and a moderate flavour, but stronger than the flavour of the latchet. 

Like the latchet, it doesn't have too many bones either.

This recipe is for 4 people.


  • 1 mullet, about 1.5 - 2 kg
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • peppercorns and sea salt to taste
  • 1 can of peeled tomatoes


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Lay a large sheet of aluminium foil on your baking tray. Put half of the chopped onions on the bottom, place the fish on top and fill its cavity with the remaining onions and the garlic.

Crush the peppercorns and sea salt in the pestle and sprinkle the mixture over the fish. Chop the tomatoes and place them on top of the mullet. Drizzle with olive oil. Fold the foil on top of it and place in the oven for 35 minutes.

baked mullet

When baked, let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.


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