Niçoise salad with red mullet

A traditional dish re-defined with tasty red mullet.


Difficulty: Hard

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 997 / Protein 54g / Carbohydr. 30g / Fat 76g

Ingredients (2 servings)

300 gred mullet fillets
100 gpotatoes (waxy, low starch)
100 ggreen beans
1Romaine lettuce (small)
50 gblack olives (pitted)
50 gdried tomatoes in oil
1red onion
1red pepper
3anchovy fillets
100 mlolive oil
1 tbspwhite wine vinegar
1 tbsplemon juice
2 tbspDijon mustard
1 sprigrosemary
2garlic cloves
1 tspsugar
vegetable oil for frying


salad servers (optional), tall jug, large non-stick frying pan, hand blender, salad spinner (optional), colander, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife, spatula, 2 small sauce pans

Wine Tip

Provence Rosé, 2012
This fruity and spicy Rosé harmonizes well with the red mullet’s fine aroma. Hints of currants and raspberry bring fruity nuances to the aftertaste. Recommended serving temperature is 8 – 10°C/50°F.

Step 1

Niçoise salad with red mullet

Par boil potatoes in salted water for approx. 20 – 30 min., according to size. Afterwards drain, leave to cool and quarter.

colander, cutting board, small sauce pan, knife

100 g potatoes / salt

Step 2

Niçoise salad with red mullet

Meanwhile, slice the ends off green beans and blanch them in another small sauce pan.

colander, cutting board, small sauce pan, knife

100 g green beans

Step 3

Niçoise salad with red mullet

Now wash and dry Romaine lettuce and cut into bite-size pieces. Cut cucumber into cubes and halve black olives. Slice dried tomatoes, red onion, and pepper into fine strips.

salad spinner, cutting board, knife

1 Romaine lettuce / 0.5 cucumber / 50 g black olives / 1 red onion / 50 g dried tomatoes / 1 red pepper

Step 4

Niçoise salad with red mullet

For the dressing, finely chop one garlic clove and one anchovy fillet. Place in tall jug and together with white wine vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sugar, salt and pepper, puree the mixture with a hand blender. Finally, slowly stir in olive oil.

tall jug, hand blender

1 garlic clove / 1 anchovy fillet / 1 tbsp white wine vinegar / 1 tbsp lemon juice / 2 tbsp Dijon mustard / 100 ml olive oil / 1 tsp sugar / salt / pepper

Step 5

Niçoise salad with red mullet

In a small sauce pan cook eggs for approx. 6 – 7 min. until soft-boiled.

small sauce pan

2 eggs

Step 6

Niçoise salad with red mullet

Brown potatoes, pepper, olives and dried tomatoes in a frying pan with vegetable oil for approx. 2 min. Then, add beans and continue to brown them along with the other ingredients. Season with salt and pepper and finally combine the mixture with lettuce, cucumber, and red onion in a large bowl.

large coated frying pan, cooking spoon

vegetable oil for frying / salt / pepper

Step 7

Niçoise salad with red mullet

Add some vegetable oil to the same pan and fry red mullet fillets skin side down, until crispy, adding salt to the exposed side. Crush a garlic clove and add to the pan with rosemary. Carefully turn the fillets after approx. 2 – 3 min., according to their size, and fry for a few additional minutes until cooked.


300 g red mullet fillets / 1 garlic clove / 1 sprig rosemary / vegetable oil for frying / salt

Step 8

Niçoise salad with red mullet

Finally, mix vegetables with some of the dressing. Transfer onto two plates and place red mullet fillets on top to serve. Place cracked soft-boiled eggs with anchovies on the side. Enjoy this dish warm.

salad servers

2 anchovy fillets