It is twice as delicious as it is ugly: you can count on our gourmand word for that!
Monkfish is perhaps one of the ugliest fishes you can find at the market, but it is also one of the most nutritious, tasty and versatile. A bottom feeder fish, it is a cunning hunter that uses a kind of antenna, part of its skeleton, as bait to attract prey directly to its mouth. It is found all along the coast and is one of the most gastronomic fishes in the Portuguese sea. Two curiosities: for a long time, monkfish pancreas was one of the first sources of processed insulin, which was fundamental to treat type 2 diabetes; “sea demon” is one of its many nicknames, which is particularly interesting on Halloween week!