Monkfish - Lophius americanus (Poor Man's Lobster)

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Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Monkfish,  Lophius americanu s (Poor Man's Lobster)


New England



Method of Capture:

Gillnet, Trawl

Sustainability Consideration:

Bycatch and habitat destruction are potential problems with the trawl fishery. NOAA 2010 stock assesments are well above target levels north of Cape Cod, and new plans have been added to regulate minimum sizes of catch.

Size Range:

1 - 6 pound tails

Flavor and Texture:

Mild and sweet meat with a texture that is firm, chewy and gelatinous in the best of ways

Cooking Tips:

sauté, broil, bake, fry, braise, stew