Monk Fish Scampi and Around My French Table Win Dorie Greenspan’s New Book!

I have been trying to eat more fish lately, I don’t eat beef, and very rarely eat pork, all though I do have to admit that I do love bacon…..sigh…..real bacon, crispy, thick, apple smoked, any way you got it, I want it.

Except of course turkey bacon, and its not that I don’t think turkey bacon tastes good, it does…and for years that’s all I ate, but it really isn’t bacon.  I mean they can call it bacon, but it just isn’t the same.   Enough about bacon, I kind of got side tracked there……..sigh…….oh yeah, I just don’t eat enough fish.
Now I have been trying to have fish once a week, we do eat clams once a week, I don’t if that counts as fish or not in the  scheme of things, so by adding fish on once a week I guess you could say I’m up to twice a week!
Ok…..lets talk fish.   Years ago when I worked at the shore, we served monk fish, we called it the poor man’s lobster, broiled it and topped it with jumbo lump crab meat!  We couldn’t keep enough of it on hand, it just flew out of the kitchen.  So when I saw it at Wegman’s I thought why not, there was no real crab meat available so lets say I improvised!  Scampi sauce seemed like it would make a great topping for that lovely monk fish, and of course if I was making a scampi sauce, then pasta would make the perfect side dish.   I had some broccolini left over another dinner and decided to saute that with some of the scampi sauce and mix it into the pasta……wow……was that a great idea!
Dinner was a huge success, my wife loved the monk fish, but didn’t think it tasted like lobster at all, to be honest, neither did I.  But it had a great texture, mild flavor and worked really well with the scampi sauce.  The pasta mixed with the broccolini offered a wonderful compliment to the monk fish.
If you get the opportunity give it a try, you won’t be sorry you did!
Monk Fish Scampi
12-14 ounces cleaned monk fish
6 Jumbo Shrimp cleaned and deveined
1 tbsp Olive Oil
2 cloves Garlic chopped
splash of white wine
2 oz  chicken stock
1/2 cup canned plum tomatoes chopped
1 cup Broccolini cooked and chopped (or any bitter green)
1/4 lb cooked Linguine
2 tbsp Grated Romano Cheese
1 tbsp butter

coat monk fish with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper to taste
roast in a 400 degree oven for about 18 minutes depending upon thickness of fillet.
in a saute pan add olive oil and chopped garlic, gently saute garlic then add shrimp and plum tomatoes.
Saute shrimp till almost done, remove from the pan.
Add splash of white wine to stop cooking and deglaze pan.
add chicken stock and Romano cheese.
remove 1/3 of sauce from pan and add to shrimp on the side.
Now add chopped broccolini to the pan, continue to saute then add linguine and toss to mix and remove from the heat.
In another pan reheat the shrimp and sauce as soon as the Mon fish is ready.
Add one tablespoon of butter to the scampi sauce while reheating and top sauce and shrimp over the Monk Fish.  Serve with a side of your pasta.
I also served the monk fish with a garlic toasts, it was a nice contrast to the entire dish the crispy toasted garlic bread, crisp and crunchy….what a perfect meal.   This will be going on our meal rotation!
That’s it for today….oh yeah I almost forgot I have a giveaway.   I got Dorie Greenspan’s new book “Around my French Table” for Christmas and absolutely loved it!!  In fact I enjoyed it so much I bought another copy to give away, Around my French Table by Dorie Greenspan has quickly become one of my favorite books.  So if you don’t have it let me know and you will be entered into my give away.
Now you don’t have to do anything but comment to be entered in my giveaway, but I will give you an extra chance to win this book, if you like More Than A Mountfull on facebook, its really easy there’s a badge on my sidebar just click Like!!
So that’s about it for today!  Don’t forget to send in your questions for Ask Chef Dennis, email me directly or leave your question in a comment.
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  1. A little bit of everything says:

    i never tried monk fish, honestly i rarely eat fish, thou I should eat more often since I don't eat meat.
    I love the sound and the look of the dish, makes me hungry and it's past 11, please have mercy :))

    Great giveaways Chef, thanks for hosting it.
    Hope you'll have a wonderful week

  2. mywanderingspoon says:

    O my….love Monk Fish Scampi!
    Paired with wonderful broccolini and my favorite pasta, linguine…not to thin not to thick….
    I would love to enter giveaway for Dorie Greenspan's Book, Around My French Table:)

  3. Sara @ Saucy Dipper says:

    Wonderful giveaway. I love that your giveaway is a heartfelt one. I'm really learning to love my cookbooks and this one would make a nice addition to my library. 🙂

    Perfect looking dinner too.

  4. Dish looks really amazing 🙂 You really know how to prepare great fish dishes. I'm not a fan but looking at your recipes and pictures I believe I could eat it everyday :))

  5. I get side tracked by bacon too! MMMM….thick cut, peppered, appl….nevermind…This fish dish looks delish!
    Absolutely fabulous! The pictures are amazing, the idea is amazing. I wish I could eat fish more often. I will have to suffer through the bacon I guess.

    Fabulous job Chef!

  6. Another amazing fish dish Dennis, thanks for sharing! If someone were to ask me what is the one food item you couldn't live without it would definitely be bacon!!! I love it and couldn't live without it. I've been meaning to pick up a copy of Dorie's Book. I would love to get in on the blogger group that is cooking their way thru the book. All the dishes they create our fab. Great giveaway Dennis.

  7. gorgeous dish fish ,dennis,a perfect picture to make me happy for this visit!:)

  8. That dish is a thing of beauty! I love monkfish so I am saving that recipe, for sure! And I would love to receive Dorie Greenspan's latest cookbook.


  9. She's Cookin' says:

    Glad to hear that you're trying to eat more fish, and with this luscious monkfish and shrimp scampi, its definitely a good thing! I'd love to win Dorie Greenspan's new cookbook!

  10. She's Cookin' says:

    I "Like" your page on Facebook, too! Who wouldn't 🙂

  11. mgourmand says:

    You had me at scampi. I'll have to cook this on the weekend for my family. Thanks for sharing it and thanks again for the giveaway!

  12. foodtravelandwine says:

    I love fish, and I would love to eat it often, but I do not like the taste of it here…..yummy recipe!!….I will keep it….Abrazotes, Marcela

  13. Hi Piggy Chef….this is the kind of food I would love to serve to my family…fish in pasta…mmmm great idea and I have been wanting to order Around My French Table by Dorie from Book Depository but they ran out of stock. Amazon has it but was a bit costly compared to BD …haha now that you have it for giveaway…do enter me for it :p so that I don't have to pruchase it…save my pcoket ( just kidding ) but seriously do consider me for your great giveaways Piggy * oinking loudly just for your earsonly LOL!

  14. Leslie Uhl says:

    Looks and sounds lovely though I have never tried Monkfish….guess now I must keep an eye out for it! Would love to opt-in for the giveaway, I already "liked"you on FB ages ago, you are always a fave! Found that a friend of mine that is not ( yet) a food blogger was a fan of yours, as well. Nice surprise!
    Have a good week, hope your dogs at least are enjoying the snow!

  15. Goodness this looks amazing. Great presentation!

  16. something good says:

    Fish is our new year's resolution :), more and more fish. Yours looks great and we might start now that we have this delicious recipe (last night we had smoked bacon pasta for dinner – sinful).

  17. Foodtographer says:

    Oh how I wish monkfish was available here in Vegas. It has been a long time since I have had it. Another great dish as usual, Chef!

  18. We are trying to include more fish in our diets too – but it's usually salmon and tilapia. I would like to try monk fish and make this gorgeous scampi dish.

    I've had Dorie's latest book in my amazon shopping cart, just haven't bought it yet, so I'd LOVE to win it! Please enter me in your contest. =)

    Chef, I'm with you about bacon. It's just good stuff and there's no equal substitute. 🙂 Have a great week!

  19. Jill Colonna says:

    Looks delicious, plus great colourful photo. Funny to hear monkfish being referred to as poor man's lobster. Here in France it's SO expensive!
    Book looks super, too.

  20. That scampi looks GOOD! I need to find some monkfish ASAP!

    I was talking to my husband yesterday about how I feel that turkey bacon isn't real bacon! Haha. He said it is, I said it isn't, thus I don't eat it!

    Oh and I've "liked" your page on FB for some time now!! I would looooove that book!! Pick me please! 🙂

  21. Honestly, I've not tried Monk Fish nor have I heard of it. I'm not a fish lover, still trying to learn to like it 🙂 But Dennis, u made it look so tempting. Besides, I like scampi so I really don't mind trying your fish.

    I'm already a fan of your FB FanPage. Wonder if I also get a chance on the cookbook since I'm residing in Asia. Hahaha!
    Mevertheless, good luck to everyone here!

  22. This look delicious! Great job on the photo Dennis!

    Have a great day 🙂

  23. I agree, turkey "bacon" is just not real bacon. Let's not even call it by the same name!
    We are trying to eat more fish too, but I am not sure I could find monkfish. Will definitely keep my eye out for it!
    Great giveaway too.

  24. Chef Dennis, you pasta and seafood looks wonderful. And, as usual, your photography is perfect. Can't fiind monkfish around here, but have eaten it and do enjoy it. Dorie's book is on my wish list. Thank you for offering it. Susan

  25. the constant hunger says:

    I love eating fish. In fact, I would eat it every day. It's healthy and so easy and fast to prepare. And even the cheapest fish, with the right seasonings, tastes out of this world. Great recipe!

  26. Being landlocked in Colorado, I've unfortunately had two horrid experiences with monkfish. Actually threw it out both times before it made it to the skillet. With all that said, this looks delicious. 🙂

  27. Angela@RecipesFromMyMom says:

    Everyone will want to eat more fish with this recipe. Reminds me of my mom's scampi but I think she used more garlic. Enter me for the Dorie book. I'm on the waiting list at the library to check it out but would love to have my own copy. Thanks again Chef, for a great recipe and post.

  28. Stephanie says:

    Thick, applewood bacon FTW! Love the stuff. BTW, great photos. I've seen much improvement, young grasshopper. :-p I've heard such great things with regards to the Dorie Greenspan cookbook. I'd love to enter into the giveaway as well!!

  29. I did something very similar to this with tilapia (you know that's about all we eat around here) – it was wonderful! Yours looks so much better though…your pictures are looking incredibly good!
    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway too!!

  30. have never cooked with monk fish, guess with crab available here all year, I would use that instead…. interesting though how it can be treated like lobster


    This dish is exactly the kind of food I love to eat in the winter! I've been wanting that cookbook…


    Now following on facebook!

  33. anniebakes says:

    We had fresh walleye last night from the lake in our backyard-yum, yum! And i would die for that cookbook! happy week, chef dennis! anne

  34. Samantha Angela says:

    I bought this for my MotherinLaw for Christmas and she loves the book. I'd love to have a copy of my own!

  35. Samantha Angela says:

    …and I Like you on facebook!

  36. kitchenarian says:

    This is such an amazing cookbook; I love everything that I have cooked from it. I can hardly wait to try this recipe. Thanks!

  37. says:

    I cook everything in the scampi style. I just made chicken scampi pasta this week.One of my favorite sauces.

  38. Pretend Chef says:

    I would love to be able to pull up a chair around your table the next night this makes an appearance! My mouth instantly started to water when I saw the photograph. Yummy! I would love to win that cookbook. I have seen so many of my other foodie friends making wonderful dishes from it and they all look so delicious!

  39. Pretend Chef says:

    I LIKED your page on Facebook!

  40. Hi, Dennis! Thanks for Following on Networked Blogs! I followed back on there and I'm now your newest follower on GFC too! Would love for you to follow back on mine.

    Already Like you on FB. Please come add your links to my Fan page ~*~Link Love~*~ Discussion tab so my fans can find you too!

    Lisa xoxo

  41. What a gorgeous presentation…makes me want to dive right in! I've always been dubious about that monkfish tastes like lobster theory, but I'm willing to sample and be my own judge.

    I already own and LOVE AMFT, but if you'll allow, I'd love to enter and pass along the love if I'd win.

  42. This looks absolutely mouth watering and it would be perfect here! The BF doesn't eat shrimp, but this would let me make a great meal with a few shrimp for me and still keep him happy. Thanks you!!

  43. Elisabeth says:

    That is one gorgeous fish entre, Dennis!
    Love the monk fish scampi and the shrimp combination, along with the linguine, and the crusty bread slices, to mop of the garlicky yummy sauce. Beautiful presentation, as well!…just pass the plate, please!

    My daughter Lora, has the Dorie book, and she will not let it out of her sight…sigh…would love to have my own. So generous of you to buy an extra book for the giveaway!

  44. I love monkfish! To many fishermen in the Gloucester area, these fish are called 'poor man's lobster' because of their texture. I always used monkfish as one of the main ingredients in my fish chowder… this scampi looks wonderful, Chef!

  45. Treat and Trick says:

    Great giveaway Dennis! So far never tasted monk fish but I frequently cook other variety for my family since we all love fish. Looking at your photos of this fabulous dish make me hungry now!

  46. It looks fantastic.

  47. Jennifer-Adventuresome Kitchen says:

    I should really make a commitment to eat more fish- easier said than done here in the midwest, where no fish is truly fresh. I love the combination of the slightly bitter broccolini with the rich scampi sauce, shrimp and monkfish- what a delightful combination.
    Also- your photo style looks different, were these taken in your light box with your new equipment? Looks like you're having fun! Cheers!

  48. Jennifer-Adventuresome Kitchen says:

    PS- I liked you on FB 🙂

  49. The Mom Chef says:

    Well, you know I'd comment no matter what you were doing and it has nothing to do with a giveaway.

    I've never had monk fish, but seeing your dish I'd be willing to give it a try! the scampi on top looks fantastic.

    Regarding the cookbook, I don't own it and I think it's one of the few out there that I wish I could add to my library (finances would require a used copy at this moment), if for nothing more than the garlic soup that BunkyCooks made. That looked amazing.

    Again, thanks for all you do Chef. I appreciate you so very, very much.

  50. I like your monk fish recipe, Dennis. An ingenious way to serve it a la scampi. I've eaten monk fish often, probably because it holds up so well cooking or grilling.
    Don't enter me, my kids gave it to my for Christmas!

  51. The monkfisg looks wonderful – yay to you and incorporating more fish in your diet – and incorporating it beautifully. I don't see it in MN although always saw it in NYC. Never thought about it being "poor man's lobster." Interesting and food for thought!

    I have AROUND MY FRENCH TABLE and am enchanted – grand giveaway – someone's going to eat very well in 2011!

  52. The scampi looks awesome! I belong to a CSF, and am always looking for new ways to cook the fish. Thanks for the ideas!

  53. sara @ CaffeIna says:

    I've been trying to eat more fish too. Thanks to you, Chef, for the inspiration!

  54. Jennifurla says:

    Your pictures are really getting grea chef, love the color and detail. Beautiful dish, the flavor really stand out to me. Thanks for the recipe.

    Enter me please!

  55. Spicie Foodie says:

    Mmm bacon! I've never tried turkey bacon though. Mmm fish, mmm monk fish scampi! Sorry, it's almost my dinner time and you have my mouth watering. I love your recipe and it looks so delicious. Going to bookmark this so as soon as I come across monk fish I'm trying it.

  56. Good for you for eating more fish! I've only ever tried monkfish once, and I don't think I prepared it well because I didn't like it 🙁 Your recipe, however, looks mouth-watering. I loved reading your through process on how you came up with this wonderful dish – very creative!

    Also, BACON! 😉

    Have a great day, Chef Dennis!

  57. Wendy Irene (Give Love Create Happiness) says:

    Chef Dennis we are floating around on the same wavelength because this year I am trying to eat fish 1x per week too!! I probably got that idea from you 🙂 The problem is I am not very good at cooking it…yet. I need your help! I have a freezer full of Salmon fillets and no idea what to do with it to make it taste good. The salt and pepper on it last time was not enough. Help! p.s. I love sauce to help with the flavor because I am not a big fish fan. Any suggestions?

  58. Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) says:

    I think home cooks tend to be a little intimidated by fish dishes, and that's why it's so great that you're introducing more in this beautiful blog of yours, Dennis! Thanks for the inspiration and kick in the pants to try something new, through this post and all of your others. Have a wonderful day!

  59. Love it!! You absolutely read my mind, Chef Dennis! We have fish 1 or 2 nights a week and I've been dying to make a fish scampi…now I think I know what recipe I'll be using. 🙂 This looks wonderful!

    Great giveaway too — this book has been on my wishlist for a while now so please enter me in the giveaway!

  60. All That's Left Are The Crumbs says:

    This dish looks so inviting. We try to eat fish a couple of times a week. Usually it is mahimahi and salmon, but sometimes I get mongchong, or opah. I don't think that I have ever seen monkfish here but I will look for it. If not I will have to do a substitution because I want to try this dish.

    How nice of you to purchase another copy of Around My French Table to give away. I would love to enter.

  61. All That's Left Are The Crumbs says:

    I liked you on Facebook and added you to my page's favorites.

  62. Kuri loves Zane!!!!! says:

    Your recipe sounds delicious. I will have to try it. I do not have Dorie Greenspan's "My French Table" but I would love a chance to read it. =) And I have also liked your Facebook page so that I can follow you there as well.

  63. Michael Toa says:

    Monk fish is one of my favourite fish. I love its meaty texture. Your picture looks so mouth watering. I just had dinner and I want that for dessert. 🙂 and yes to bacon! real bacon…

  64. Pacheco Patty says:

    Dang, look at the lighting on your photo! I like the white background but I hope to see some outdoor table top shots this summer! Beautiful dish for dinner, lucky wife:-)

  65. Torviewtoronto says:

    this would be a delicious dinner lovely presentation

  66. I have never heard of monk fish, Chef, but you have definitely made we want to try it. Anything with scampi sauce must be fabulous! Thank you for hosting the giveaway! I would love the chance to win since I don't have that book. Have a great week, Candace

  67. I most definitely like you on Facebook…and on your blog too!

  68. baking.serendipity says:

    I don't eat much fish either; often because I'm not too sure how to prepare it. But this looks like a fantastic seafood recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  69. What a great pasta…monk fish and shrimp…love how you presented this dish…so nice and pretty 🙂 Nice giveaway 😉

  70. I haven't had monk fish in years, but I'll have to get some, if I can find it here, and try your fabulous recipe. We do like scampi Great pictures. I would like to have a copy of Dorie's Around My French Table, and I "like" you on Facebook.

    Thank you for all of your help!

  71. Lemons and Anchovies says:

    I already have the book so I'd rather someone else have a chance to win it. Awesome giveaway, Dennis.

    I just popped in to say that I'd like a plate of this for dinner tonight. Exactly as pictured! I made crabcakes yesterday and I had some leftover mixture so I was inspired to make a pasta dish out of it. Your dish here reminded me of it. 🙂

    Have a great week!

  72. THis looks amazing! Yummy!

  73. Anna Johnston says:

    This looks wonderful Dennis. Love a big textured meaty fish & pairing it with scampi looks pretty delish I've gotta say 🙂 Nice one.

  74. Hello Chef!!

    Perfect preparation for Monkfish!! I am a fish "fiend" if you will – we eat it at least once a week (and would eat it more if I could afford it!)
    So glad that you are encouraging others to eat fish!!

  75. A Thought For Food says:

    I only eat fish and vegetarian, so this dish is right up my alley! And it's so wonderful that you're doing a giveaway for Dorie's book!

  76. Kate @ says:

    I've never had monk fish scampi and it looks wonderful! I hope I can duplicate this recipe.

  77. Cakewalker says:

    Chef, this Monk Fish Scampi looks heavenly and your presentation is perfect! Thank you for posting a recipe using this often overlooked fish… I've got to get my hands on Dorie's book too.

  78. lil @ sweetsbysillianah says:

    i'm not much of a fish person but if monk fish is like lobster, then you can probably get me to try it at least once! this dish looks lovely! thanks for the giveaway, liking you on FB! =)

  79. It's great that you're sharing with us so many delicious seafood recipes on your blog, and this pasta dish with monkfish is no exception. My family loves eating seafood but I'm just not terribly creative with them, so you have really opened my eyes to new tastes and presentation. Thank you!

    I've also been dying to join the FFwD group and cook something from Dorie's new book. So I'd love to be included for this giveaway please, Chef!

  80. I have seen monk fish, and if I recall it is a rather large fish. Your dish is stunning. I love it. Everything presents so nicely.

    Around the French Table is an awesome cookbook. This cookbook is going to make a very nice addition to someone's cookbook collection.


  81. says:

    HI Chef D! Back to the bacon…. I agree about the turkey bacon! Your dish here looks delicious and again your photos just keep getting better and better! I love it! Beautiful post –

  82. Hyosun Ro says:

    Beautiful dish! I think the addition of monk fish makes this dish especially special. Thanks for sharing.

  83. Tastemonials says:

    New cookbooks are always good…

  84. Jenny (VintageSugarcube) says:

    Yum Yum Gimme Some!! I had dinner and now I'm hungry again! Great recipe Chef D. But my question is this, do you do all the cooking at home too? If so, I'm beyond impressed. Love following your blog!

  85. Dionne Baldwin says:

    I think it's true when they say that bacon is meat candy! I've never had monk fish, in fact my fish experience is very very limited. I have a recipe for a French fish soup in this new recipe book Yannick's parents gave me that I want to try, but we do not eat nearly enough fish. You are so very creative with food, I love having your examples! You inspire my own creativity at times.

  86. I'm so glad that you love that cookbook. I've heard nothing but good reviews! And yes, my friend, I was born in Texas…I guess that is why I ended up back in Austin…my heart knew its home 🙂 Your monk fish scampi looks so flavorful. I'm sure the different textures are amazing too! Thank you for sharing another great recipe. I hope that you have a wonderful Tuesday filled with love and good eating!

  87. Hester aka The Chefdoc says:

    I've got to figure out where to get me some monk fish now! The dish looks exquisite 🙂

  88. Oh, man! I love fish, but you had me at the mere mention of pasta with bitter greens. Heaven!

  89. thecountrycook says:

    Chef – this dish looks amazing. To be completely honest, I rarely eat fish. It is truly sad because I grew up on The Chesapeake Bay and had access to amazing sea food. I just have a hard time getting around that "fishy" taste. What type of seafood do you recommend I start with to learn to appreciate fish and other types of seafood? Thank you!

  90. Dennis…the food sounds wonderful…especially with monk fish which I love. Scampi is where I lose control and my polite table manners ;o)
    The photo turned out stunning Dennis.

    Good luck to everyone on winning this book…and would also be a great addition to my bookshelf ;0)

    Ciao for now,

  91. whatsfordinneracrossstatelines says:

    I've always wanted to try monkfish, but I never see it my local stores. I will have to look further. I try and have fish often. I'm a huge fan of the applewood bacon myself. Some things you just have to work in every once in a while. The book sounds wonderful! You are already my friend. Hope you have a great week!

  92. Cake Duchess says:

    Oh my goodness…I would eat that for breakfast. It looks amazing! Gorgeous photos. Dorie's book is amazing!!!

  93. A multi-dimensional life says:

    You always make me hungry and inspire me to get in the kitchen!
    This looks fab-U-lous-O!!!

    I have something for you…although, you already have received it. Even so, that did not stop me from wanting to mention you! Hope you'll stop by to at least see it!

    Thank you for your constant inspiration!
    Lorraine xo

  94. Marguerite says:

    Love fish and eat it often! I've never tried monk fish, but yours looks divine and the scampi sauce sounds delectable! Beautiful photo and presentation, too! Cheers!

  95. I remember watching Julia Child wrestle with a monkfish on her TV show and thought that was too much for me! But you're convincing me that it might be worth a try. You had me at "poor man's lobster"! I gave away two Dorie books at Christmas — I should have bought 3! Cheers to you, too!

  96. Sarah-Jane - says:

    this looks yummy. I'll be round for dinner. Might be cold before I get there… lol. Darn. Your too far away and it looks too good !

    I love the sound of Dorie's books but don't own any. I'll need to get round to buyin one sometime and joining in with the recipes once I have a little free time on my hands.

    Monk fish is fantastic – been a long time since I last had any. Need to travel a bit to get good fresh fish and I rarely have time. Now I'vee mentioned it, I fancy a good ol' fish pie too… .so might just have to go into the city on Sunday

  97. 5 Star Foodie says:

    What a delicious meal with monk fish! I actually have a fillet in my fridge right now and would love to make it tomorrow!

  98. The dish looks great. I say great execution. Thanks.

  99. ladymorgiana says:

    I love this recipe! Can't wait to get back to kitchen and this is on the top of my list! Fantastic as always!

  100. denise @ quickies on the dinner table says:

    Oh Dennis!!! Your monkfish scampi is making me weak in the knees!!! There aren't words to tell you how those pictures are making me feel LOL

    Fantastic giveaway!!! I've read so many great things about Dorie Greenspan's book but I can't get it at local bookstores *sigh* How very generous of you!

  101. BigFatBaker says:

    MMM I love fish! I usually end up eating it at least twice a week because I don't really eat red meat, and my bf doesn't really like pork. I have never had monkfish, and I have never even heard much about it. It would be interesting to try!
    Congrats on foodbuzz top 9!

  102. All That's Left Are The Crumbs says:

    Congratulations on the Top 9!

  103. says:

    this looks AMAZINGLY tasty! i want to make it 🙂

  104. Congrats on another Top 9 today!!

  105. Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow says:

    Wow that looks amazing! Congrats on the top 9!

  106. Blind Date cooking says:

    Authentic recipe that are easy to replicate at home, thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

  107. Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul says:

    Congratulations on TOP 9! This scampi looks so good! And I'm a vegetarian 🙂

  108. Here on the Rhode Island shore, we have a lot of monkfish. It used to be inexpensive, until great cooks like Chef Dennis discovered new ways to serve it – it's a really ugly looking creature when you see it before the fishmonger prepares it for sale- but now it's quite the rage, and the price is actually higher than lobster. I only buy it for special occasions, and this scampi recipe has every element in perfect harmony – one spectacular dish. thanks for sharing it with us.

  109. Anonymous says:

    I bought some monkfish when I stumbled across it here in Idaho. It had come in frozen and the land-locked fish monger did not know what to do with it.

    I was intrigued with the description of monkfish as "poor man's lobster", especially since it was much more expensive than real lobster, so I bought it. I prepared it as I would lobster and thought it to be similar in texture and flavor.

    I later found that monkfish is suitable for sushi, so I may try it again that way, and that it is considered environmentally unacceptable due to catch methods, so I may not try it again at all.

    Sushi vs. the environment – I never would have envisioned that as a life-style choice!

    It is an ugly fish so I don't think monkfish-shaped platters will replace lobster-shaped ones.

    How much is monkfish going for, per pound, in Philly? Here it is more expensive than lobster.


    Please enter me in your drawing.

  110. Denise Evans says:

    Amazing looking, on tap for dinner tomorrow night.

    Please register me for the giveaway, too. Thanks!

  111. Mike @TheFlavorJunkie says:

    Chef, I love monkfish and now i'm drooling at the screen. It looks so tempting I wish i had those ingredients with me at home. Great recipe and amazing pictures! And a great giveaway!!

  112. Kim - Liv Life says:

    Dennis, you are amazing! I don't know how you do it all!
    The photos are simply stunning for the fish. I don't believe I've ever had Monk Fish before, but I'm eager to try after reading your post. I'm trying to add more fish as well. I didn't eat fish until I was in my late 30's, my mom doesn't like it and never cooked it when I was growing up, but then one day I had the nerve to try in a restaurant and loved it! Mahi mahi and salmon being my favorites. I tend to make the same recipes over and over again, so I really need to break out. Monk Fish it is!!
    Congrats on a well deserved Top 9!!
    Ah… and I'll take an entry in your cookbook giveaway, I think this might be one of the only books published that I don't own… my husband says I have a cookbook issue… :0

  113. That is one really good-looking plate. I like monkfish. I ain't lobster, but it's lobster-ish.

  114. scrambledhenfruit says:

    We're also trying to eat fish at least once a week, and this looks delicious. I've never tried monk fish, but if I can find it, I'm game! 🙂

  115. mangiabella says:

    the presentation here is just gorgeous – we're eating fish at least a minimum of once a week as well – here's to a healthier us!

  116. Neo-Homesteading says:

    Yum, more seafood! Looks so divine. I especially love that its paired with pasta. Can't go wrong there.

  117. Spicie Foodie says:

    Hi Dennis, Thank you for participating in this months YBR! Always a pleasure to joining us with your delicious recipes.

  118. Susie Bee on Maui says:

    Hmmm, don't think we can get monk fish here in Hawaii but the sauce sounds devine!
    Beautiful photos.

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