Marinaded Monkfish with Prosciutto

Do you remember Nemo and Dora when they swam down into the deep and met this vicious fish, nothing but teeth and illuminated rod on the top of it’s head? Well that fish was Monkfish, or Angler fish as it is called in some places. Monkfish, or poor mans Lobster as it is sometimes called, is an excellent fish for the BBQ. Its firm, has a taste similar to lobster and is among our favourites here at Salties. After you have tasted this dish you will never watch Nemo with the same eyes again. When you see that Monkfish trying to eat Nemo and Dora, your mouth will water and you will imagine it with Garlic, butter, maybe on a skewer, on the old charcoal grill you have in the back of the garage. Nothing beats a good piece of Monkfish with an old time charcoal taste.


For 5 People


1000 g Salties Monkfish

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1/4 cup White wine

2 tbs fresh Coriander, chopped

1/2 Red Chilli, chopped

Prosciutto to wrap the fish in

BBQ Garlic Bread

1 Ciabatta bread

3/4 cup Butter

5-7 Garlic Gloves, pressed

3 tbsp fresh Parsley, chopped

3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, shredded



  1. Cut the Monkfish into portions
  2. Mix the Olive oil, white wine, coriander and chilli in a bowl
  3. Marinade the fish in the oil blend for 1 hour
  4. Wrap each piece of monkfish portion in the prosciutto and place it on a skewer
  5. Grill it on the BBQ for 5 min on each side. Remember that there are 4 sides
  6. Place it on the warming rack and cook for 6-8 min

BBQ Garlic Bread

  1. Slice the bread
  2. In a bowl, mix the butter and garlic. Add the parsley and parmesan cheese and mix into the butter blend
  3. Grill the bread for a few seconds and turn. Smear the butter on the bread and place it on the warming rack until it gets golden brown
  4. Enjoy!