Pan-Fried Monkfish Recipe

Have you ever tried a pan-fried monkfish? Just a simple addition of butter and lemon can elevate your lunch or dinner to a fancy experience with this delicious monkfish recipe. In just 20 minutes, you’ll be served this elegant seafood dish. Enjoy this poor man’s lobster and taste the firm and delicately sweet flesh of monkfish now.

Pan-Fried Monkfish Recipe

How To Make Pan-Fried Monkfish

Enjoy a plate of this tasty monkfish fillet with butter and lemon. You can easily create this pan-fried monkfish recipe in less than half an hour!

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins


  • ½ lb monkfish fillet
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Season the monkfish with salt and pepper.

  2. Place a pan over high heat and add the olive oil.

  3. Add the monkfish to the pan and sear until golden brown on one side, then turn over and repeat the process.

  4. When the fish is golden brown, add butter, baste over the fish when the butter foams.

  5. Finish with a squeeze of lemon and remove from the pan.

  6. Rest for 2 minutes on kitchen paper and serve.


  • Sugar: 1g
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  • Calcium: 14mg
  • Calories: 143kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 331mg
  • Protein: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 102mg
  • Vitamin A: 368IU
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
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