Sprats with mustard and lemon
You know sometimes I come back from work and I always have something on my mind that I want to eat. I dream of it from the morning and I have already decided how to do it and sometimes I even taste it on my mouth before I buy the ingredients.
The other day I was dreaming of stuffed squids which are typical recipes in Greece. I though…ok…you will go to the Market buy a squid and make it…how difficult can it be??
Nevertheless it seemed that it wasn’t meant to be that day to cook a squid. The guys in Sainsbury had only one squid and it was too big for me…not exactly what I had in mind. Disappointed I was looking for anything else and then my eyes fall into some nice sprats. Hmmm….why not…
So I took some of them and went back home. I have to admit, I looked endless times on the internet to find something suitable and this recipe belongs to this site over here. Since it is in Greek however, I will take the opportunity to translate it for all the other Chefs of this world.
So..get your sprats ready…and here we go.
INGREDIENTS: SPRATS WITH MUSTARD ON THE OVEN
- 1/2 kilo of fresh sprats
for the sauce
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 1 shot of greek ouzo
- 2 tea spoons of mustard (preferably hot)
- 2 cloves of garlic smashed
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- salt, pepper
- thyme and rosemary
Its important to clean the sparts really good and get all the intestines out removing the head also. Wash them and leave them aside.
Put all the ingredients for the sauce into a ball and mix them really good. Add the sprats and leave them in the fridge for an hour or so.
Cook them in the oven with a baking paper underneath. Enjoy!