Spanish Braised Monkfish Recipe

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Miriam Published: April 7, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Spanish Braised Monkfish

This braised monkfish is simmered in a thick nutty and lightly tangy sherry sauce to yield extra tender and flaky fish! Whip up a serving in under an hour.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 24 minutes
Total: 34 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1onion
  • 2red bell peppers
  • tspsalt
  • 3garlic cloves
  • 1cupdry sherry
  • 1cupclam juice,bottled
  • ¼cupalmonds,blanched, slivered
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 2lbsmonkfish
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped


  1. In a large deep frying pan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the onion, bell peppers, and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the onion is soft.

  2. Stir in the garlic and sherry, then simmer for 1 minute. Add the clam juice and bring to a simmer.

  3. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.

  4. Transfer the contents of the frying pan to a blender or food processor and puree. Add the almonds and the black pepper. Pulse until the nuts are chopped very fine.

  5. Return the sauce to the pan. Bring the sauce just to a simmer and add the fish to the pan. Simmer, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes, until just done.

  6. Slice the fish on the diagonal and serve with the parsley sprinkled over the top. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 374.07kcal
  • Fat: 14.91g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.08g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.53g
  • Fiber: 3.10g
  • Sugar: 4.53g
  • Protein: 39.74g
  • Cholesterol: 56.70mg
  • Sodium: 976.69mg
  • Calcium: 64.31mg
  • Potassium: 1192.10mg
  • Iron: 4.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 128.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 83.79mg
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