Monkfish

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Longline and Gill net

Also known as: Monk, Angler fish, Goose fish

Latin: Lophius piscatorius  |  French: Baudroie commune  |  Spanish: Rape blanco  |  Icelandic: Skötuselur

Product Size per (g) Box Sizes
Monkfish Fillet Skinless Bones-Out 200-1000 11, 22 lb.
Monkfish Fillet Skinless Bones-Out 1000-1500 11, 22 lb.
Monkfish Fillet Skin-On Bones-Out 200-1000 11, 22 lb.
Monkfish Fillet Skin-On Bones-Out 1000-1500 11, 22 lb.
Monkfish Headless Gutted 22 lb.
Monkfish Heads-On Gutted 22 lb.
Monkfish Cheeks 11, 22 lb.
Monkfish Liver 11, 22 lb.

Flavour Profile

The taste and texture is somewhat close to lobster, for it has a mild taste and firm texture. It is excellent to put on the BBQ.

Summary

Common size of Monkfish is between 50 and 80 cm and 30 lbs. Some individuals can grow upwards of 200 cm, 60 lbs, and live for 20 years.

Availability

Salties Imports offers Monkfish all throughout the year. The chart bellow shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fishing Grounds

Monkfish is caught all around Iceland and at depths of 20 — 1000 m, preferring sandy or muddy ocean floors. The largest fishing areas are around the Westfjords, Western, and Southern Coasts.

Favourite Food

Monkfish is not very picky when it comes to choosing food. They’ll eat shrimp, crab, lobster, snails, fish, and anything that will fit into their mouthes; including seabirds. Their big mouths allows them to eat pray that is bigger than them. 

Salties Traceability Program

All Monkfish sold by Salties Imports comes with traceability documents showing boat numbers, fishing gear, landing sites, and processing locations. It is our belief that transparency is a necessity in seafood so our customers know exactly all details of the product. 

Our Fishermen

As a family company with deep roots in the fishing villages of Iceland, Salties Imports chooses its fishermen and producers carefully to make sure the product is of the highest quality and freshness. Most are independent fishermen in Iceland who use small boats. 

Fisheries Management

Fishery management in Iceland is based on extensive research on the fish stocks and the marine ecosystem. A catch limitation system is the cornerstone of the Icelandic fisheries management system. Management is also supported by other measures such as area restrictions, fishing gear restrictions, and the use of closed areas to conserve important vulnerable habitats.

Fun Facts

All Monkfish that is sold is actually female. Until recently, scientists thought there we no male Monkfish. The relationship between female Monkfish and male Monkfish is almost parasitic as the males, which are a lot smaller, attach themselves onto the females and grow that way.

Cooking Methods

We recommend Deep Frying, Pan Frying, Baking, Grilling, Broiling, Poaching, Steaming, and Sautéing our Lemon Sole.

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 74
Total Fat 1.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Protein 15.8 g
Sodium 115 mg
Potassium 366 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Calcium 29 mg
Magnesium - mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids - g

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