Monkfish is is a very firm meaty white fish with good flavour. Their forgiving robust nature makes them an excellent choice for kebabs. The ingredients in this recipe give your Asian Monkfish kebabs delicious flavours.
The white Monkfish tails that you see in the shop are very different from the appearance of the whole fish. Before filleting what catches your eye is the distinctive appearance of a large flattened head, big eyes and a wide mouth with rows of sharp teeth. The tail that is so good to eat looks almost like an afterthought. The tails have a single cartilage/bone that runs down the centre.
Preparation time will be about 30 minutes, cooking time: 5 minutes. The ingredients below will make one kebab.
Ingredients For Asian Monkfish Kebabs
250g monkfish tail per person from Walter Purkis & Sons You will find them prepared on our counter
Juice of 1 lime
15g of ginger, finely diced or grated
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tsp Chinese rice wine
3 tbsp oyster sauce
1 Lemon cut into wedges
Cooking Instructions For Asian Monkfish Kebabs
Cut the monkfish into even sized chunky pieces (about 2cm cubes) which will stay in position on the skewer
In a large bowl mix all the other ingredients together to form the marinade
Toss the monkfish in the marinade and leave to allow the flavours to mingle for about 30 minutes
Threat the monkfish cubes onto skewers A good tip here for wooden skewers is to soak them in water for 30 minutes or more which will to help stop the ends from burning when you grill the fish
Thread a lemon wedge onto the end of each skewer
Brush the monkish with a little oil and place on the BBQ, cook for approx. 2 minutes on either side. If the weather is not suitable for cooking outside these will work just as well under the grill or on a griddle.
When cooked, slide the monkfish off the skewers into a warm tortilla, top with some crispy shredded spring onions and sugar snaps
These kebabs are good with some sweet chilli sauce or chilli jam.
This Asian Monkfish kebab recipe come from Fish is the Dish website where you can find this and lots of other fishy recipes.