Monkfish Fillets

Sold in quantities of 500g

Our monkfish are landed in the north-east Atlantic Ocean.

£17.45

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Description

Monkfish is a creature of opposites. Despite being one of the ugliest species in the sea – with a huge flat head, wide gaping mouth and monstrous eyes – its tail yields some of the tastiest meat of any fish.

Firm and lean, the flesh is suitable for a variety of cooking methods, among them frying, grilling, barbecuing, poaching, roasting and steaming, and is rightly popular.

Monkfish hasn’t always been sought after, though. Until TV chef Keith Floyd began singing its praises in the mid-1980s, the species was mostly used to bulk out fish stews in restaurants or as a substitute for scampi. How things change. Thanks to its simple bone structure and forgiving flesh, monkfish has been a hugely favoured fish with chefs and home cooks alike for more than three decades and commands a correspondingly elevated price.

Low in calories and fat but high in flavour and texture, our fillets are ideal for special occasions or when you simply hanker for a touch of luxury.

Nutrition

Per 100g raw monkfish
Energy 76kcal
Fat 1.5g (of which saturated fat 0.3g)
Protein 14g

Rich in vitamin B12, phosphorus and selenium

Storage

Monkfish fillets are best eaten as fresh as possible. Keep refrigerated between 0˚C and 5˚C and consume within three days of delivery. If freezing, do so on the day of delivery and consume within two months. We recommend defrosting overnight in the fridge.

How We Package Your Fish

1. First we vacuum pack individual fish portions (if the fillets are small then we will pack them in pairs).
2. Each portion is then weighed and clearly labelled.
3. We add frozen chill packs, which contain non-toxic gel, to a polystyrene box.
4. We pack your order so the chill packs distribute the cold evenly throughout your fish and seafood, ensuring maximum freshness.
5. We seal the box with packing tape and hand it to our courier, who will deliver it to you within 24 hours (or 48 hours if you live in the Scottish Highlands).

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FAQs

What is the minimum order?

There is no minimum order.

How much is the delivery charge?

From Wednesday to Friday, delivery for orders under £60 costs £4.95. Orders over £60 qualify for free delivery.

On a Saturday, delivery for orders under £100 costs £9.99. Orders over £100 qualify for free delivery.

Which courier do you use & where do you deliver to?

We work with DPD and we deliver anywhere on the UK mainland.

When do you deliver?

Our delivery days are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Due to the nature of the fresh fish supply chain and to ensure you receive the freshest possible fish and seafood at an affordable price, we do not deliver from Sunday, Monday or Tuesday.

Find out more in our FAQs.

Where do you source your fish from?

Each product page clearly says where it comes from. We deal with a range of suppliers, including fish markets in north-east Scotland and reputable aquaculture businesses on the north-west coast of Scotland and in East Lothian. Freshness and quality mean everything to us and we only engage with partners who share our values.

Can you advise on the amount of fish to buy for a special occasion?

We recommend allowing a portion size of between 160g and 200g per person. However if you are catering for a larger amount of people than normal or planning a special meal then our team of fishmongers will be happy to advise you. Call us on 01506 894088 or email, Tuesday to Saturday.

We deliver anywhere on the UK mainland

  • Delivery is free for orders over £60 (Wed-Fri)
  • Delivery costs £4.95 for orders under £60 (Wed-Fri)
  • Saturday delivery is free for orders over £100
  • Saturday delivery costs £9.99 for orders under £100
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