Monk Provincial

Ingredients: 

salt and pepper to taste
Cajun seasoning to taste
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 pounds monkfish fillets, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large tomato, diced
1 (8 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

  1. In a plastic bag, mix the salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, and flour. Place the monkfish in the bag, seal, and shake to lightly coat.
  2. Heat the oil and melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place the monkfish in the skillet, and cook for about 3 minutes. Mix in the garlic, tomato, and mushrooms, cook 3 minutes. Stir in the wine and parsley. Continue to cook and stir 2 minutes, or until the monkfish flakes easily with a fork

Monkfish in Tomato-Garlic Sauce

Ingredients:

1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 heads of garlic plus 4 large cloves, peeled and very thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
2 cups water
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Eight 6-ounce cleaned monkfish fillets, about 2 inches thick
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a large skillet, add 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Add the sliced garlic and cook slowly over very low heat, shaking the skillet, until the garlic is deep golden, 15 minutes. Remove about 1/4 cup of garlic slices to a plate and reserve. Add the paprika to the garlic in the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and cook over moderately high heat for 1 minute. Add the water and simmer until the sauce has reduced to 1 1/2 cups, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.   
  2. In a large oven safe skillet, heat the 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Cook over high heat until browned on the bottom, 2 minutes. Turn the fish, transfer to the oven, and roast until just cooked through, 15 minutes. 
  3. Transfer the fish to a platter. Pour any juices from the skillet into the sauce and simmer for 2 minutes. Spoon the sauce onto plates and set the fish on top. Spread the fried garlic over the fish and serve.

 

Monk Lobster

Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 (6 ounce) fillets monkfish
4 tablespoons bread crumbs
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Place the fish fillets on a non-stick or parchment lined baking sheet. Brush the fillets evenly with the butter mixture and sprinkle bread crumbs over the tops of each fillet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.