Steamed monkfish tail

From Cookipedia

Steamed monkfish tail
Steamed monkfish tail
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:33
Ready in:20 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:30th December 2015

monkfish is a superb firm white fish, with a taste similar to king prawns. It is now widely available at a reasonable price. If it has been filleted and deboned it can be used exactly like prawns, however it is often sold sold on the bone as monkfish tail. Removing the meat from the bone while the fish is raw can be tricky and wasteful. However, once cooked the meat just falls off.

The method below worked very well with a frozen monkfish tail, the dill gave it a really nice herbs flavour.


Printable 🛒 shopping list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe


  1. Make a bed of the dill in the steamer basket
  2. Sit the monkfish tail on the dill, sprinkle with sea salt and drop a few sprigs of dill over the top
  3. Add boiling water to the steamer and steam, covered for 15 minutes
  4. I cooked mine from frozen so after 15 minutes of steaming I took the pan off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Once cooled a little the flesh just falls off the gelatinous bone.

Serving suggestions

I used the monkfish meat in Cheesy monkfish jacket potatoes - plenty for two people.

Recipe review

Dill the dog. I'm a dog called Dill

4.2/5 Anne always sings that when I made this meal! Jerry, aka Chef (talk)

Browse Cookipedia's recipes with Pinterest

Almost all of Cookipedia's recipe pictures have now been uploaded to Pinterest which is a very convenient way to browse through them, all in one huge board, or by individual categories. If you're a Pinterest user, I think you'll find this feature useful.

Update with Facebook debugger

#monkfish #dill #frozen #steamer #steamedmonkfishtail #steaming #prawns #whitefish #herbs #steamed #boiling