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Grilled monkfish recipe

Monkfish is a really good fish if you haven’t tried it you should! There are many reasons why I like grilled monkfish (one of my favorite ways to prepare it). These are some of my top reasons for buying and preparing this fish when entertaining guests or preparing a delicious and special meal for my family.

Despite the ugliness of the fish itself and its name, it is actually a fantastic fish. It is expensive, fatty and not at all dry. This means that you

1.) serve the company and make them feel special

2.) prepare it any way you like because of its greasy nature, it won’t dry out very quickly

3.) its single central spine is easy to remove without the worry and hassle of little ‘fishbones’. That’s my kind of fish.

Grilled fish is a quick and healthy way to prepare your main course. It requires very little cooking time and cleanup is quite simple. Combine this easy way to prepare this easy fish and you have a winning dinner!

One last word on monkfish is this: kids tend to like it! Like salmon, these “fatty” fish are well received by the youngest. It is easy to serve the monkfish in small bites, removing the bone and making it suitable for children. And of course you don’t have to worry about the bones for the kids to choke on. Beautiful, isn’t it?

grilled monkfish

Nice and easy yet elegant dish that will impress family or guests. It’s a recipe that will keep you out of the kitchen and in between your guests when entertaining.

for 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Roast time: 15 minutes

  • 4 monkfish fillets
  • 2 teaspoons (tablespoon) olive oil, Extra Virgin, separated
  • half a lemon, to squeeze over the fish
  • 2 teaspoons (tablespoon) sea salt + a couple of whole fennel seeds
  • chopped fresh parsley to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese to taste
  • Turn on the broiler in the oven. Rinse fillets under cold water, pat dry with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel; rub fillets, front and back, with lemon juice; place them on a cookie sheet or baking dish.
  • Rub 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and fennel on each fillet (or to taste); drizzle each fillet with olive oil, sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, freshly ground pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Slide under broiler (leaving about 8 inches between broiler and fish) and broil for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.

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