Monkfish is one of the ugliest fish in the ocean, but we love its flavor and texture! Think poor man's lobster.
Once widely considered a "trash" fish, monkfish looks positively prehistoric. Its huge, gaping mouth and hideous teeth are complemented by an odd-looking, dangling apparatus on its head that some say looks like a fishing pole and bait. Its tail though is "seafood gold," with a texture and density similar to that of lobster, as mentioned above. We've seen it used in a number of ways—in "lobster" rolls, risotto, and soup, and also braised and bacon-wrapped. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Low mercury level.
1 lb. for $14.75
8 oz. for $7.40*
-- Grilled (or Roasted) Monkfish with Black Olive Sauce (Jamie Oliver)
-- Roasted Monkfish with Melted Leeks (Thomas Keller / Ad Hoc At Home)
* A $10.00 minimum applies to all orders. If your total order is less than $10.00, please contact us and we'll place the order for you.