I’d always heard good things about monkfish but hadn’t had great luck at home until I tried this simple, delicious recipe from Allison Lakin of Lakin’s Gorges Cheese.
monkfish, salt and pepper, ghee or butter and olive oil, capers, lemon, white wine
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Get a cast iron pan very hot. Season monkfish with salt and pepper. Melt ghee or butter and oil in the pan. Add monk to the pan and brown on all sides. Add capers and lemon juice and a bit of white wine and scrape up any brown bits. Put in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes depending on thickness of the tails. Remove from the oven, plate the monkfish, add a few more tablespoons of butter to the pan, scrape everything up and pour the sauce over the fish. Delicious!