Known as the “Poor Man’s Lobster,” Monkfish has a meaty texture and a sweet, light flavor slightly reminiscent of the crustacean. The flesh is bright white and does not flake like most fish. Not the prettiest fish in the world, but certainly tasty....Don’t Google it!!!! It actually looks the closest to a Sea Monster as ever there was one, and as such, the head is always removed by the fishmonger prior to displaying. The Monkfish is versatile and can be prepared in a wide variety of ways. Our Monkfish has been net-caught in a sustainable fashion in the North Atlantic off the coast of Iceland. However, given its recent popularity and as a result its price, Monkfish is probably more aptly named the “Middle Class” lobster….look how everyone is benefiting from this now 8-years of economic expansion!!!!
We will serve the Monkfish with a hearty, Romesco Sauce, which comes from Catalonia area of Spain. An acidic tomato-based sauce, authentic Romesco gets its distinct flavor from Nyora Peppers (pimiento choricero), which are dried peppers that are not smoked. The sauce contains ground almonds, bread as a thickener, and Pimenton. The simple sauce is rich and creamy and a perfect accompaniment to the Monkfish.
The Baby Leeks will be blanched and then simmered in Beurre Monté, which is just a really fancy name for butter emulsified into water (we like to sound fancy). The result are leaks that are tender, sweet, and creamy.
Lastly, we will offer a Ensalada Catalana, which is a bitter green salad with an Almond Vinaigrette.
Time to Cook: 30 min.
Cook by Day: Wednesday
Items included (serves 2)
Romesco Sauce (Tomatoes, Almonds, Bread, Nyora Peppers (Pimiento Choricero)
*Menu items subject to slight variation based on the availability of fresh ingredients; Picture is not necessarily representative of final dish
Meal Contains (including add-ons): Milk, Wheat, Tree Nuts. We store, portion, and package various meal kits containing all eight (8) major allergens (milk, wheat, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts) and cannot guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur between kits.
Add-on Checkout Items
Ensalada Catalana: Bitter Greens, Tomatoes, Onion, Olives with an Almond Vinaigrette