Baked breaded monkfish

    25 min

    Monkfish tastes somewhat similiar to lobster, but is a lot less expensive. This dish is also healthier than fried fish, but still has a nice crumbly crust. Substitute any other firm white fish if monkfish is not available.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 4 (175g) monkfish fillets
    • 4 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
    2. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, paprika, salt and pepper.
    3. Place the fish fillets on a non-stick or parchment lined baking tray. Brush the fillets evenly with the butter mixture and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top of each fillet.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.


    For an even healthier dish, substitute olive oil for the melted butter.

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    Used cod instead of monkfish and it turned out great. Quick and simple to do and a lot more healthier than frying, tasted good. Will be using this method again next time I fancy fish 'n chips.  -  30 Jan 2015


    i LOVED this recipe and I loved the title. Mock Lobster, B-52s. Perfect for when you want a good meal after a tragic day at work. It's quick, it's yummy and will put you in better spirits in about 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.  -  19 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Monkfish, the poor man's lobster, according to my fish mongerer, tasted very similar to lobster almost better in my eyes. I would have never decided to make this if I had not seen the fish at at the counter. After removing the membrane from the fish i seasoned both sides with coasher salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then put them on some parchment paper and covered them with melted butter and lemon. While they were in the oven I melted some butter and added coasher salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, and lemon to create a sauce. Then plated the fish on top of some risotto with carrots and spooned the sauce on top of that. Extremely delicious dish.  -  21 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)