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Monkfish with Leeks

Monkfish tail has a mild, sweet flavour with a firm texture that holds its shape well during cooking. In this recipe the fish is simply steamed on top of the heated vegetables. Because of the way leeks grow, dirt is found between the layers of the leaves and you should take care to wash the leeks thoroughly. Trim off the rootlets and remove any tough outer leaves, then split the leeks lengthwise and hold under cold running water. Chinese cabbage has a crunchy texture and a faint flavour of mustard that lends itself well to this dish. Serve with mashed or new potatoes sprinkled with ground nutmeg.
Preparation time : 15 minutes,
Cooking time : 20 minutes,
Calories per serving: 165

ingredients

serves 4
1 lb (450 g) monkfish tail
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 leeks
6 oz (175 g) mushrooms
6 oz (175 g) Chinese cabbage
1 oz (25 g) butter

method

1. Trim any pieces of tough membrane, skin and gristle from the fish. Cut into 4 pieces, discarding the backbone, sprinkle over the lemon juice and season.

2. Finely chop the leeks, mushrooms and cabbage. Melt the butter in a pan, add 4 tablespoons of water and the leeks, cover and cook over a gentle heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Add the mushrooms and cabbage, cover again and cook gently for 5 minutes. Season to taste.

4. Place the fish on top of the vegetables in the pan, add another 4 tablespoons of water, cover and cook for 5 minutes, until the fish is cooked through.

5. Lift out the fish pieces, arrange them on a serving dish surrounded by the vegetables and serve.

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Monkfish with Leeks recipe
posted by Annie @ 12:31PM, 2/08/08
Just what I was looking for - a simple recipe and easy to do in my Dutch Oven
Monk Fish with Leeks
posted by Denyse @ 07:26PM, 6/27/08
A great no fuss dish,daughter had to be out the door in 30mins so i put it together in a flash using bok choy and some herb things from my garden.Added 1/4 tin of chopped tinned tomatoes instead of water with the fish, gave it a bit of colour, cooked easily in my electric frypan.Lovely :)
MONKFISH RECIPE VARIATION
posted by BIG KEV @ 02:42PM, 10/21/08
MONKFISH SLICED FENOL LEEKS MUSHROOMS LEMON JUICE ON MASHED POTATOES QUICK & EASY MEAL, MY WIFE WAS WELL PLEASED
Another variation
posted by G Harris @ 03:17PM, 3/09/10
Didn't have a few of the ingredients so used fennel instead of cabbage, lime juice instead of lemon juice and threw in a few baby plum tomatoes. Then I substituted the water for white wine and the result was delicious!
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