Dubai is starting to encourage using sustainable fish, rather than the much larger local favourites (which are becoming very scarce). In aid of this, the environmental service is putting out recipes developed by home cooks so that people can start using these fish. I'm participating in the recipe development effort.
So, I went off and got some of the little guys today. I bought three different species. They're pretty... little (not sardine sized by any means, but probably no more than a pound each - if that). Any suggestions for dealing with them? I bought them whole, even though the fish counters at the markets will do whatever you ask with them, because I wanted to play around. I'm thinking I can gut them and grill them whole, perhaps try filleting one or two of them out to see what size of meat I get for the effort, or perhaps gut and stuff.
What's your favourite way of preparing smaller round fish? Suggestions appreciated!