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Jul 7th, 2016

Monkfish Blog

Our current supply of Monkfish Wild Caught right here in the USA. It has a very mild, sweet taste & a firm texture. It is lean and has fine grain, dense meat that will dry out if it is overcooked. Recommended cooking methods are bake, broil, grill, poach or sauté.


Pesto Topped Monkfish

Ingredients (Prep Time 10 Minutes, Cook Time 15 Minutes)  Makes 4 Servings
1/3 cup Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 Monkfish, halibut or cod fillets (about 1 lb.)

Preheat oven to 425°. Lightly grease baking sheet; set aside.
Process all ingredients except halibut in food processor or blender until well blended. Evenly spread on halibut.
Bake 15 minutes or until halibut flakes with a fork.




Citrus Herb Marinated Monkfish

Ingredients (Prep Time 20 Minutes, Cook Time 12 Minutes) – Makes 8 Servings
1 package McCormick® Grill Mates® Garlic Herb & Wine Marinade
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbs lemon juice
2 lbs Monkfish fillets

Mix Marinade Mix, orange juice, oil and lemon juice in small bowl. Place monkfish in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well.
Refrigerate 15 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove monkfish from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.
Grill over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.



Herb Crusted Monkfish

Ingredients (Prep Time 20 Minutes, Cook Time 10 Minutes) – Makes 4 Servings
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 (6 ounce)monkfish fillets

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Line a baking sheet with foil.
Combine panko bread crumbs, parsley, dill, chives, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon zest, sea salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Taste and adjust with more salt if desired.
Rinse monkfish fillets and pat dry with a paper towel.
Place monkfish fillets onto the prepared baking sheet.
Generously spoon the herbed crumbs over the fish, and lightly press crumb mixture onto each fillet.
Bake in the preheated oven until crumb topping is lightly browned and fish flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes.

Party Idea: For an appetizer tray, serve on a large platter along with cut-up fresh vegetables, such as carrots, celery and jicama. Don’t forget the sauce for dipping!

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