What is Monkfish like to eat and how should you cook it?

How to cook Monkfish

Monkfish Tails

Fish Colour


How to Cook

Fry, Bake, Grill, Stew

Calories per 100g:


recipes to try:

Stews, Soups, Curries

Considering buying Monkfish?

If you are unfamiliar with Monkfish and unsure how to cook it or eat it then read on as we reveal how to cook Monkfish and what it tastes like.

What taste does Monkfish Have?

Monkfish has a mildly sweet taste and a firm, dense texture, very similar to lobster or even scallops, hence its label of “poor man’s lobster” 

How to cook Monkfish

The great thing about this fish is that it can be cooked many ways and is very popular used in soups, stews and curries. Equally grilling, frying and baking it will offer great results for this fish. Just watch you don’t overcook this fish as you can dry it out.

Make sure the veining or membranes are removed before cooking, to avoid a chewy fish.

Cooking styles

  1. Simple European style with lemon and olive oil. Marinade in oil and lemon before cooking over a high heat.
  2. Spice lovers can try various spices and herbs as this fish soaks up marinades and great for a fish curry.
  3. Compliment the fish with oven baked root vegetables or go more exotic with sesame seed and rice wine seasoning.

Whichever way you choose to cook your fish, consider a nice white wine to wash it down with or sparkling water of your choice.

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