Definition of monkfish
: either of two goosefishes (Lophius americanus of America and L. piscatorius of Europe) used for food
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Otherwise guests can prepare to pick and choose from dishes including foie gras terrine, coulotte steak, monkfish with creme fraiche, rice and sweet peas, and grilled lobster with gazpacho.
Serve your monkfish with a smear of black olive tapenade.
This presents a clear hazard for unwary small fish that happen to be in proximity when said monkfish has its mouth open.
To me, a larger monkfish tail looks like a pork tenderloin, ready to roast.
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