Monkfish in Butter

Recipe: “Poor Man’s Lobster” (Monkfish in Butter)

Monkfish is a well-kept secret – it’s delicious and a fraction of the price of lobster. Monkfish has a meaty flesh similar to lobster; you’ll love this rich, buttery fish recipe. A French Bordeaux Blanc pairs nicely with this delicate fish. A less oaky Chardonnay is also a nice choice.

🍷 Wine Pairing: French Bordeaux Blanc
"Poor Man's Lobster" (Monkfish in Butter)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: fish, monkfish, quick and easy, seafood, spring
Author: Moody's Foodie
  • 1 ½ lbs. Monkfish fillets
  • 1 ½ stick butter melted
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Paprika
  • Parsley chopped
  • Lemon wedges
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Dredge the monkfish fillets through the melted butter and place in a shallow baking dish.

  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and paprika as desired.
  4. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake at 375°F for 15 to 20 minutes, basting occasionally with the butter from the pan.
  5. The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork. Remove from the oven. Sprinkle the chopped parsley and serve with the lemon wedges and remaining melted butter for dipping.