Rest assured the monkfish remind me of those Saturday nights. Big pointy teeth, tiny villain eyes, and a hideous mouth would even scare an old salt to death. And to go a bit further, to gather their prey, they have a small hook near their mouth that wags, back and forth.
Sounds delicious right? As ugly and as terrifying this creature looks, it is absolutely delicious on the platter Monkfish has a mild, slightly sweet taste. The tail meat, the only part of the fish that is used, is firm, dense and boneless. The fish doesn’t flake readily and is firm like scallop or lobster meat.