Monkfish Fillets - 1lb


Just flown in from Boston!

Monkfish is also known as the poor man's lobster, but there is nothing "poor" about this decadent East Coast favorite. It's very easy to cook and a great option for weeknight dinners. Easy to freeze, too. Right now is peak season for this seasonal favorite. Enjoy it while you can! 

Arrives fresh. 1lb per order. Serving size for approximately two people. 

Learn how to cook fresh Monkfish at home on our blog. 

Origin: Atlantic through Boston
Method of Capture: Trawls
Wild or Farmed: Wild
Good Alternative MSC
Generally, Monkfish fillet is only the long dense muscle of the tail used for meat (although the liver is delicious as well). White, pink and pale grey, the muscle is covered in a blue-grey membrane that should be removed as it shrinks when cooked (like silver skin on beef). Often compared to the texture of lobster, the meat is nicely firm and sweet.
Due to its denseness it is less likely to fall apart directly on the grill and holds up well in chowders and fish stews. A cross cut steak (including the spine bone) makes a nice presentation as a monkfish 'osso buco'. The meat tends to lose moisture and tighten as it cooks, so generally buy a larger filet than you think you may need.
Store your seafood in the coldest part of the refrigerator at 32 degrees for up to 3 days.
In the refrigerator we recommend removing the fillets from their packaging and wrapping them carefully in 2 layers of paper towels to absorb any moisture and firm the fish up for cooking and consuming.
If you don’t plan to consume the fish within 3 days, simply place in the freezer.
To thaw: place seafood in the refrigerator overnight.

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