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Recipe of the Week ” Sesame Monkfish”

23 November 2015 Rocking Recipes

Recipe of the week by Sunset Breeze Restaurant in Paphos 

Sesame Monkfish

with Lemon & White Wine Sauce


Monkfish has a meaty texture, very similar to Lobster, so it is often called ‘poor man’s lobster’. It is a great fish, which is inexpensive but at the same time the meat quality is over the top. We chose it to show you how you can take advantage of cheaper fish in order to make a delicious dinner for your family. In this case we paired the fish with a French Sauvignon Blanc, which brings out the delicate flavors in this meal.

Serves 2




400g Monkfish Fillet (the fishmonger should give it to you deboned and ready for cooking – it is a fish that contains plenty of bones and hence it is difficult clean yourself)

Sesame seeds


Seasonal Vegetables

Coriander / Rosemary (optional)

Olive Oil

Sal & Pepper to taste

1 cup Basmati Rice


Juice from one lemon

2-3 tablespoons of white wine

2-3 tablespoons of cream




  1. Heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Take all the vegetables and place in a tray. Add olive oil, salt & pepper and swirl them around until coated in the goodness. If you like you can add some coriander or rosemary for taste. Place in the oven and cook until golden.
  3. Take the rice and give it a wash. Then boil or steam, to your liking.
  4. Take the fish and roll it around in the sesame seeds until coated. Heat a pan on the hob and put a knob of butter to foam. Place the monkfish in the pan and cook through.
  5. To make the sauce take a pan and place the lemon juice and wine in it. Cook until they slightly reduce. Add the cream and cook further until it has a creamy consistency.
  6. Place the fish on the plate, along with the vegetables and the rice. Then spoon the sauce over the fish, to serve. Optionally you can have the sauce on the side, for dipping.



We hope you will enjoy this recipe and please feel free to replace the side dishes to you liking! We chose rice and vegetables as they do not overpower the fish and the sauce. Have a glass of Sauvignon Blanc with it and dinner is served!