What is Monkfish?
Although Monkfish are not technically flat, visually they appear flatter than Round Fish and reside on the seabed like other Flat Fish. Monkfish are a demersal trawled species found throughout the UK with the most important catch areas being South West England, and North & West Scotland. Monkfish is generally available all year round. Monkfish can grow large, to over 12kg in size, with the head normally being over 50% of the total weight. The head provides Monkfish cheeks which is deemed as a delicacy across most of Europe. Monkfish tail has a meaty, non-flakey texture.
Monkfish is best quality and value during the Spring and Summer
Monkfish is a very unique species so alternatives are not available, however for flavour comparison, Langoustine may provide a substitute
Ceviche salmon, monkfish, Icicle Radish Salt beef croquette
Deep fried Cod and Monkfish bites served with grilled lemon, traditional mushy peas, tartare sauce and chips
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