Monkfish in Lemon Butter Wine Sauce

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 15 mins

Very Simple Monkfish Recipe. I had something similar in Venice Italy. I have been searching forever for a monkfish recipe with no luck. In fact I became rather intimidated as most sites I found info on said Monkfish was difficult to prepare. So I made this one up Myself. My Husband & children loved it. The cooking and ingredient quantities are estimated as I just threw everything together & this was the 1st time I made this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover broiling pan (at least 1/4" deep) with foil. Heat broiler to Low.
  2. Place Monkfish Fillets in pan & season with salt & pepper.
  3. Slice sticks of butter in 1/8" pieces & lay on top of fish.
  4. Sprinkle lemon & wine over fish.
  5. Sprinkle fish with parsley.
  6. Place in broiler for aprox. 15 to 30 min (I am not sure of the time as I was not paying that much attention to it). I just checked the fish every few minute & took out of oven when fish started to flake.
Most Helpful

Ty anyone who has ever been intimidated by preparing fish: Try this recipe! It was super easy to prepare and the flavor is outstanding, probably better than you've had at most restaurants. I used haddock with fantastic results. You can probably use almost any fish you would like. The only other change I made was to reduce butter by half and when I make it again I will do the same, because I can't imagine this fish tasting any better than it did. What I also love about this recipe is that it's easy to do for a dinner party. I can prepare it in advance and then just pop it in the oven. I can't wait to serve it to my friends. Thank you very much!

Katanashrp March 03, 2011

I can't believe how good this recipe is. I used monk fish, and haddock and blue! They all were delicious. If it is cool enough to use my oven this is my new "go to" recipe for fish. I used the called for amount of butter the first time I made it, but since then have cut the butter amount in half with no noticeable difference. Really excellent, and as a dietitian, you can probably relax a bit about the amount of butter since most of it stays in the pan.

DeuxGlaces July 25, 2015

Receipe made cooking this particular fish very easy. The fish was moist and flavorful.

Carolina D. July 08, 2015