monk·​fish | \ ˈməŋk-ˌfish How to pronounce monkfish (audio) \

Definition of monkfish

: either of two goosefishes (Lophius americanus of America and L. piscatorius of Europe) used for food

Examples of monkfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Fishers physical therapist prepared 20 dishes from monkfish to fresh pasta in challenges as a contestant seeking to impress more than a dozen celebrity chefs over episodes aired weekly on Fox. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 16 Sep. 2021 Murphy turned in pan-seared monkfish served over cauliflower puree and topped with a fish sauce caramel infused with lemongrass and ginger. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 24 June 2021 Viewers can see Murphy in the first week of actual competition, in which monkfish and guest chef Masaharu Morimoto will be featured on Wednesday. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 23 June 2021 MasterChef Having watched culinary master Masaharu Morimoto prepare his signature monkfish, the contestants do their best to re-create the dish in this new episode. Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2021 Finish monkfish: fill a large saucepan halfway with water and heat to 140 degrees, using a thermometer to monitor temperature. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, 14 Apr. 2016 Highlights include gazpacho, ravioli turkey breast roulade or monkfish and a strawberry Charlotte dessert. Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2020 Other entrees of note include monkfish, served in a coconut crust above Alleppey curry and a little bonus in the form of a crab roll. Phil Vettel,, 3 Oct. 2019 Fish fillets: Most fish fillets are either lean (bass, catfish, cod, flounder, halibut, monkfish, red snapper, skate, sole, tilapia) or fatty (char, mahi-mahi, salmon, swordfish, tuna). Alexa Weibel, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of monkfish

1666, in the meaning defined above

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“Monkfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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