If you can't make it to Nantucket for a seaside lobster roll, here is your opportunity to save money and experience the next best thing: monkfish "lobster" rolls (as shown above). OK, you can prepare your monkfish anyway you want to. It is good in risotto, stews, braised, or bacon-wrapped and baked.
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. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Low mercury level.
1 lb. for $13.30
8 oz. for $6.75*
-- Monkfish "Lobster" Rolls (adapted from The New York Times)
-- 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.