Fresh Cornish Monkfish

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Fresh Cornish Monkfish Tail

From £40.00 Per Tail £61.54 per KG

In the last 20 years Monkfish has become one of the most popular species available. Also known as the anglerfish, when whole it looks pretty terrifying. The heads are routinely removed at sea and usually only the tail is sold. With a single bone running through the tail and a robust meaty texture, it is both versatile and delicious. The South West fishery, where we source from, is the one British fishery showing sustainable levels of Monkfish. We offer 650g - 750g tails and can send them whole skin on, whole skin off or skinnned and filleted (off the bone), depending on your preference and how you plan to cook the fish.

The availability of all seafood at market can be impacted by many different factors – Seasonality, bad weather, tidal variations, which boats are landing, or even good old-fashioned fisherman’s luck… and in the current circumstances, unprecedented demand has further added to uncertainty.

Rest assured that we will make every effort to source this fresh product for your order, however, if we are unable to do so for any reason, we will replace it with a frozen alternative.

When fish happen to be plentiful at market, we try to buy a little extra which we expertly prepare and blast freeze, here on site, for just such an eventuality. The replacement should arrive with you frozen. Do not re-freeze seafood that has defrosted.

  • We source dayboat fish from markets including Newlyn and Plymouth
  • Monkfish stocks in Cornwall are in good health and recently added to 'Recommended' list in Cornwall Good Seafood Guide
  • Good source of Omega 3 and provides many essential vitamins and minerals
  • Robust and meaty fish, it can be treated in a similar way to a joint of meat

One kilogram will be enough as a starter for 4 or a main course for 2

Video: Filleting an 18KG Monkfish

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Recipes & Cooking

Monkfish is a very firm fish, as there is only one bone running down the centre of the body. That makes it robust and a great addition to a stew or a curry. It also works very well on the BBQ and can even be cooked on the bone similarly to a shoulder of lamb. One Chef we know coats a skinless tail with a curry paste, and then roasts and carves it like a joint.

Watch Chef Adam preparing Monkfish Skewers here:

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Health & Nutrition

Monkfish is very lean protein and a good source of Omega 3 providing 140 mg per 100g of fish. It is also provides many vitamins and minerals required in our daily diet to stay healthy and fit.

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Sustainability & Provenance

Landings of monkfish around the Cornish coast have been stable over recent years, although studies of stock levels are limited. The studies that have been carried out have shown that the stocks are healthy and increasing. Read more

Customer reviews

Mighty Monkfish

Just to say I cooked the monkfish you sent us (the order was placed by my son) last night. It was absolutely beautiful, the guests raved about it and I made sure everyone (including a couple of chefs) knew where it came from. Many thanks to all.

Patti Fordyce, London

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