Monkfish

SWEET FLAVOR. FIRM WHITE FLAKES.

NICKNAMES Goosefish, anglerfish
AVAILABLE
December through May
LANDED AT Surf City, NC; Beaufort, NC
CATCH METHOD trawl
A GREAT SOURCE OF niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, and potassium, phosphorus, selenium
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Monkfish might be the ugliest fish in the ocean. It has an enormous, wide mouth and a tapered body. The nickname “anglerfish” comes from the flap of skin the fish wiggles around in front of its face to attract prey. Monkfish prefer to live on sandy or muddy bottoms and will eat just about anything. They have even been known to eat sea birds.

Monkfish has a sweet flavor, firm texture and white flesh, earning it the nickname “poor man’s lobster.” This fish is ideal for grilling, a pan sautee, or baking.

COOKING METHODS

Grill, Broil, Bake, Sautee, Steam, Poach

Freezes well

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

“I had a wonderful dinner with the monkfish in lemon butter sauce!”