Monkfish Recipe

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Monkfish Recipe

I decided to add a Monkfish recipe to the list of fish and seafood recipes we have available on our website. I thought about many different fish recipes, but because monkfish tastes so good, the decision was easy. Monkfish is known for its tight, meaty white flesh that is often compared to lobster meat. It's not only similar to lobster in texture, but also in flavor. It has a mild, sweet flavor without a trace of fishiness. Monkfish live in the western North Atlantic, ranging from Newfoundland to North Carolina. Fishermen have also spotted the species along the coast of Barbados and in the Gulf of Mexico.

Monkfish may not look nice, but they sure taste great. Monkfish are not pretty, but cleaned and cooked, monkfish become wonderful, with a sweet flavour and firm texture that's earned them the nickname of "poor man's lobster." Here is our best recipe for monkfish, the sea's most delicious monster.

This monkfish recipe has a little twist to it. The plot is simple, I added a spicy tomato sauce that can either be served on the side, or you can drench the fish in the tomato sauce. There are many different ways to prepare monkfish and options to serve it with, but for me, and other people in our family, the addition of the tomato sauce worked a treat.

The tomato sauce compliments the sweet taste of the monkish and adds extra flavour

We hope you will enjoy this monkfish recipe as much as we did. If you did, please let us know what you think. We are happy for any feedback and use the feedback to improve our recipes.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 4


Calories: 353
Carbs: 45g
Fat: 16g
Protein: 7g

Cooking Times

10 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 10 Minutes
25 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 25 Minutes
35 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 35 Minutes




  1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions, ginger and garlic over medium heat for about 3 minutes while stirring continuously
  2. Add the tomato puree, ground coriander, fennel, cumin, chili, and turmeric and fry for another minute
  3. Sprinkle with sugar and allow to caramelize
  4. Add 1 cup water and the lemon juice and bring to the boil
  5. Add the monkfish and cook over medium heat for six to nine minutes
  6. Stir in the coriander, season with salt and black pepper and lemon juice
  7. Serve with flavoured rice and salad.

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Lawrence Bitwood
As a fisherman 🎣, I sometimes look past fish recipes. Believe me, this monkfish recipe caught my attention. Did what it was supposed to do, taste good! Well done. 5.00

Daryl Henna
Amazing monkfish recipe! What a treat. It tastes fantastic, thank you so much. 5.00

Harry Miles
You cannot go wrong with this monkfish 🐡🐡 recipe. It is a failproof monkfish recipe. Classic and tasty. Really good. 5.00

Trevor Cousins
I searched for fish recipes on google and found this monkfish recipe. Who would have thought that something so ugly could taste so good? It is really great! Thanks, guys. Kudos to the cooking cat team. 5.00

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