Known as "poor man's lobster", monkfish is mild with a firm dense texture similar to lobster. The cheeks are an ultra tender cut that have all the flavor of monkfish in perfect nugget-like portions. 1 portion is approx. 16 oz (1 lb). We recommend 8 oz per person. This product is 10 individually packed 1 lb fillets.
Easy Seafood Recipe - Sear in oil over medium-high heat. Cook for 2 minutes. Lower heat and add butter. Let butter brown for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Flip fillet and then roast in the oven until opaque. For more inspiration, try Monkfish Coconut Curry or Monkfish Cheeks with Tomato and Chorizo Ragu.
Health Benefits - Low in sodium, a good source of niacin and vitamins B6, B12 and potassium and a very good source of protein, phosphorus and selenium. Plus, it’s excellent protein source for low carb paleo and keto diets.
Did You Know - Each large monkfish produces two nugget pieces of white, lobster-like meat from their cheeks. A highly tender cut, fish cheeks are the preferred part of the fish eaten by fishermen. Making use of the whole fish adds value back to the fleet.
Peak Freshness - High tech flash frozen and vacuum sealed at peak freshness from the ocean. Items delivered moderately thawed on dry ice may be put directly into your freezer to keep at restaurant quality for up to nine months, or thaw under refrigeration prior to cooking. Product has four day refrigerated shelf life.