Monkfish in Garlic and Ginger

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 4 – 5 People


1000 g Salties Monkfish

1/4 cup Olive Oil

5 Garlic cloves, pressed

3 cm Ginger root, grated

1/2 Red Chilli, chopped

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

Mustard Sauce

4 tbsp Sour cream

4 tbsp Mayonaise

1 tbsp Dijon Mustard

1 tbsp Honey

3 Garlic cloves, pressed

1/4 Chili, chopped

Salt and Pepper



  1. Blend the Olive oil, garlic, ginger, mustard, and chilli. Marinade the fish in the blend for 30 min. Turn it over a few times while it is marinading
  2. Grill the fish for 2 min on each side, remember it has 4 sides. Place it on the warming rack and cook for another 8 min

Mustard Sauce

  1. Blend all ingredients in a bowl and let it sit for 60 min in the fridge before serving
  2. Serve with salad and grilled potato wedges that have been smeared with the leftover marinade
  3. Enjoy!