2 heads of garlic plus 4 large cloves, peeled and very thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
2 cups water
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Eight 6-ounce cleaned monkfish fillets, about 2 inches thick
How to Make It
Preheat the oven to 400°. In a large skillet, warm 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Add the sliced garlic and cook slowly over very low heat, shaking the skillet, until the garlic is deep golden, 15 minutes. Remove about 1/4 cup of garlic slices to a plate and reserve. Add the paprika to the garlic in the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and cook over moderately high heat for 1 minute. Add the water and simmer until the sauce has reduced to 1 1/2 cups, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
In a very large skillet, heat the 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Cook over high heat until browned on the bottom, 2 minutes. Turn the fish, transfer to the oven, and roast until just cooked through, 15 minutes.
Transfer the fish to a large, warmed platter. Pour any juices from the skillet into the sauce and simmer for 2 minutes. Spoon the sauce onto plates and set the fish on top. Scatter the fried garlic over the fish and serve right away.
A creamy Sauvignon Blanc, such as one from the Penedès region of Spain, is great with the garlicky tomato sauce on this monkfish.
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Review Body: Great! Yum! Substituted freshly caught sea robin filet for monkfish. Made extra sauce which I added to whole grain quinoa-corn pasta, sardinian pecorino, grass fed butter, fresh herbs and a side butter lettuce mix salad from trader joes, chopped carrots and roasted Caesar dressing. Red wine and beer too. One of best meals I've ever enjoyed yet, certainly :)
Date Published: 2016-08-17
Author Name: Amy Goodrich
Review Body: OMG, this was so simple and amazing. I wished I had made rice to pair with the sauce. My teenagers were disappointed there was no extra monkfish. The sauce is phenomenal!
Review Rating: 5
Date Published: 2016-08-04
Author Name: TheJoeC
Review Body: so simple to cook, yet, so delicious! My kids love it..