Spiced Monk Fish

since we started watching The F Word.
we haven’t stopped trying the recipes.
every week.
we try and cook at least 1 or 2 recipes from any series.
and when we saw the episode on Monk Fish
we have been tempted to try it!
but we didn’t know if we could get Monk Fish at Victoria Market

for the past few weeks.
we didn’t see any sign of Monk Fish at all.
and trust me. we never stopped looking for it! hehe
but last Friday
we spotted it! hehe.
another name for Monk Fish is Stargazer haha.
so cute. (:

of course. haha
not even thinking it for the second time.
we just asked for a large piece.
and paid for it.

not cheap. but so worth it!

i cooked it and sauteed some potatoes with thyme and garlic to go with (:
the fish was cooked to perfection
tender and still juicy.
and the coating of five-spice powder and paprika.
just compliments the sweetness of the fish.
we both enjoyed it very much!

stacking the slices of potatoes.
not as crispy as I hope the outside will be.
but still yumms!

then put one piece of fish on the potatoes.

and then. the second piece. (:

try it! it’s super easy and quick!

Ingredients :

4 monkfish tail fillets, skinned, each about 170g
1 tsp five-spice
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

5 small washed potatoes sliced thickly
2 cloves of garlic, crushed but left whole
25g butter

Steps :

1. Lay the monkfish on a board and remove any greyish membrane.
Mix the five-spice powder, paprika and seasoning together on a plate.
Roll the monkfish fillets in the spice mixture to coat evenly all over.

2. Heat 2 – 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan
and sear the monkfish fillets,
in batches if necessary for 4 – 5 minutes on each side until golden brown all over.
Baste as you cook to keep the fish moist.
When the fish is just cooked through,
remove to a cold plate and leave to rest for 5 minutes.

3. To serve : Stack the potatoes in the middle of the plate.
Gently place the pieces of fish on top of the potatoes.

4. Spiced Monkfish with sauteed potatoes.


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