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What fish is similar to monkfish?

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I love making a monkfish salad but its so expensive. It cost me £5.50 for one monkfish tail in Morrisons yesterday, I need a cheaper alternative.

SomeGuy Wed 04-Nov-09 16:51:11

lobster would be the best alternative, not sure that it's cheaper though.... Other shellfish might work, perhaps cooked king prawns, they are pretty cheap frozen from Chinese grocers.

Mmmmmm, I'm not keen on prawns. Thanks though, guess I will stick to monkfish and only have it every now and then.

HeadFairy Thu 05-Nov-09 15:04:51

Does it have to be a white fish? Salmon salad is nice, as is smoked mackeral salad (and it's oily fish so full of your omega whatsists)

CATERINGGIRL Sat 30-Sep-17 11:09:14

ive only just come across this question...but its still relevant to...I'm doing a 1st year catering course found the following inforamtion "...Firm, white, mild fish that can be cut into thick fillets are the best substitutes for monkfish. Angel fish most closely resembles monkfish although they are not related. Angel fish is comparable in weight and yield and can be prepared using the same cooking methods as monkfish. Grouper, red snapper, black cod (sablefish), striped bass, tilefish, turbot, orange roughy, Alaskan Pollock, sturgeon, hake (whiting) can also replace monkfish in a variety of recipes. These types of fish fare well with the same cooking techniques used for monkfish..."

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