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Fresh Cornish monkfish

Lophius piscatorius

monk, monkfish or anglerfish

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Monkfish is also known as angler or anglerfish.

It is a very ugly fish, with a head that is half of its weight, but the fish is great, firm, meaty and with a similar taste to langoustines. That’s why it was used as a cheap scampi substitute before chefs began to realise how good it is. Don't worry, you won't be getting the fish shown in the photo, all that is sold is the skinned tail part.

As fish dishes go, it is one of the best, often baked, frequently with a Parma ham coating. It is robust enough to be roasted with a black pepper coating as well. Don’t confuse it with monkfish from Australia or New Zealand, which is bony and tasteless, but you will often see it offered for sale in supermarkets as “monkfish”.

Ours is prime fresh monkfish from Cornwall, one of the best types of fish.

If you don’t live near a fishmongers, order your fresh fish from a real traditional town centre fishmonger, The Smelly Alley Fish Company in Reading. The best place for seafood lovers to buy fish online.

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