Monkfish and Prawn Casserole


serves 4
2 tbsp (1 oz) 25 g butter
6 sticks celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
450 g button mushrooms
1 tbsp tomato puree (paste)
2 tbsp plain flour (All purpose)
300 ml white wine
675 g monkfish, cut into 5 cm cubes
450 g tomatoes, quartered
350 g peeled prawns, fresh or defrosted if frozen
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp chopped parsley, to garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas Mark 4..

2. Melt the butter in a large pan or flameproof casserole, add the celery and onion and cook slowly until beginning to brown.

3. Add the mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add the tomato puree and flour, stir well and cook for another minute before adding the wine. Boil for a further minute and add the monkfish.

4. Transfer to a casserole, if necessary, and bake for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes with the prawns and salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

5. Return the dish to the oven for a further 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the parsley before serving.

What did you think?

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Great Dish
posted by Gerard @ 01:59PM, 2/23/07
This was an excellent recipe. A) Easy to prepare and cook. B) Wonderfully tasty.
Brilliant party dinner
posted by Esther @ 09:09AM, 11/29/07
Recently cooked this for friends coming to dinner. So easy to do, really tasty and made a great impression. Enjoy it.
Impresve :)
posted by Valerie @ 09:53AM, 10/15/08
I made it for me and my boyfriend and he was impressed.Easy and tasty.I made it in individual caseroles ;) and instead of parsley used coriander !!!
posted by Chris Turner @ 03:15AM, 10/21/08
Does this recipe really demand 5cm cubes of the monkfish?
Absolutely delicious!!
posted by Irene @ 07:18AM, 12/01/08
Very simple to prepare and cook. Tastes delicious. I served it with fresh egg noodles and green beans.
Lacks punch
posted by claire @ 04:32PM, 7/29/10
Tasted a bit bland to me. Needs a kick. will remake with chilli, garlic and paprika in the future. Perhaps marinading the fish beforehand for a few hours would also help.
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