I had monkfish for the first time the other day in a restaurant and loved it. So I had a look at the fish counter in Morrisons today and they were selling Monkfish tails. So I asked the man if he could fillet it for em and he did - it was £4.50!!!! That's going to be one expensive salad. Is it normally that much? I don't usually buy fish but that's the price of a good steak and I thought it would be cheaper.
Yes it is expensive - and to think the fishermen used to always throw them back in because no-one wanted them (too ugly apparently). It is very meaty though and you can cut into chunks and put onto skewers for grilling or BBQ
We have monkfish kebabs: marinade monkfish chunks and veg chunks (onion, courgette, mushroom etc ) in a mixture of olive oil and lemon and seasonings incl marjoram/oregano for 30 mins, then skewer alternately, winding streaky bacon through it as well. Grill till done - delicious.
I have one that sounds a bit weird but was delicious. Chop your monkfish into chunks and marinade for about an hour in 2 tablespoons of tandoori paste mixed with 1 tablespoon of natural yogurt.
Make a salsa by chopping and mixing together the following: a handful of sundried tomatoes, 3 fresh tomatoes, 3 or 4 preserved lemons (they come in a jar, the brand is Belazu - Sainsburys usually have them) and a handful of fresh coriander.
Serve with pilau rice.
Like I said, sounds a bit weird but my DH LOVED it and it's pretty healthy as well!
fry onions and eggplant in garlic. stir in harissa paste, about a tablespoon or so. Add tinned tomatoes. Cut lemons in half and add. bring to boil and then let simmer. Add monkfish cut into chunks. Put lid on and cook for about 10 - 15 minutes. At the last minute, stir in parsley and mint (a good handful each) and plain yoghurt.