Wild Monkfish Fillets (New Zealand), boneless, skinless, price/500g, frozen
Certainly, Monkfish (also known as (Stargazer) are not the most attractive fish in the sea! They are widespread in New Zealand coastal waters and abundant in the South Island at depths of 50 to 500 metres. They are mottled green with speckles, have a large bony head and no scales. They have a firm texture and pearly white flesh that holds its shape when cooked.
Monkfish have a mild taste and texture similar to lobster to the extent that they are sometimes called “the poor man's lobster.” Fishermen tend to remove monkfish tail meat and livers to sell, discarding the rest.... Tail meat should have flesh that's off-white to pale gray when raw.