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 Finish monkfish: fill a large saucepan halfway with water and heat to 140 degrees, using a thermometer to monitor temperature. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "Recipe: Poached Monkfish With Garlic Soup," 14 Apr. 2016 Highlights include gazpacho, ravioli turkey breast roulade or monkfish and a strawberry Charlotte dessert. Los Angeles Times, "Where to order Mother’s Day takeout in Los Angeles and Orange County," 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,, "Review: Rooh’s progressive Indian cooking embraces tradition while defying it," 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, "Missing an Ingredient? Here’s What You Can Use Instead," 11 Apr. 2020 Their texture and flavor — imagine monkfish crossed with lobster — make up for their appearance, however. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Queen’s English brings Hong Kong’s sizzle to Columbia Heights," 17 July 2019 Add the remaining stock and tuck the monkfish and scallops into the rice. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Rosé champagne brings the holiday joy," 28 Dec. 2019 Here the shallow pans of Spanish rice cooked with duck leg confit and bok choy; Norwegian lobster, cuttlefish and peas; seasonal vegetables; or monkfish, prawns, saffron and spinach. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "MAD: A sensory ambush arrives at River Oaks District," 19 June 2019 For dinner, patrons can expect to find traditional British dishes like Beef Wellington, Cornish chicken pie, fish and chips, and monkfish and shrimp curry. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton's Favorite Restaurant, Bluebird London, Lands in New York," 6 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of monkfish

1666, in the meaning defined above

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“Monkfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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