monk·​fish | \ˈməŋk-ˌfish \

Definition of monkfish 

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

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The monkfish needs seasoning; the flavors don’t pop. Devra First,, "Dinner in an almost classical mode, at Mooncusser Fish House," 9 Apr. 2018 Recommended Dishes Mung bean pancake; glass noodle; Spanish mackerel; monkfish; spicy soft tofu; short rib; nurungji gras; Jenga Tower. New York Times, "French Skills Meet Korean Flavors at Soogil in the East Village," 8 May 2018 And the powder-white fish cakes and the monkfish bathed in shellfish broth: Those are hers too. Amanda Shapiro, Bon Appetit, "A Day In the Life of a Line Cook at One of NYC's Fanciest Restaurants," 1 Mar. 2018 White House Correspondents’ Association, thank you for having me, the monkfish was fine. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Wonder what Michelle Wolf said to make everyone so mad? Read it here.," 30 Apr. 2018 Dishes that sound lavish, thrilling — fennel custard with uni and truffles; monkfish with caviar, kohlrabi, and tarragon bourride — don’t always taste that way. Devra First,, "Dinner in an almost classical mode, at Mooncusser Fish House," 9 Apr. 2018 If you fancy being overcome by an ecstasy of flavor, go with the monkfish embellished in saffron next as your main. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Weekend Trip Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Marrakech, Morocco," 16 Mar. 2018 Combine them with onion and olives for this easy pantry pasta, or cook them down with chicken broth as the base of this monkfish and cauliflower chowder. Elaheh Nozari, Bon Appetit, "Canned Cherry Tomatoes Exist and Our Food Editors Love Them," 30 Jan. 2018 Adrienne’s roasted monkfish, venison jus, green peppercorn jam and roasted cauliflower puree depicts execution with detail…and again, the judges approve. Luis Miguel Echegaray,, "Talkin' Top Chef, Episode 10: Spooky Setting Brings the Nightmare Dessert Out of Each Chef," 8 Feb. 2018

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1666, in the meaning defined above

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