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Monkfish in Leek Sauce with Italian Olives Recipe

Monkfish in Leek Sauce with Italian Olives Recipe

Monkfish in Leek Sauce with Italian Olives Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 31/3 lb. (1.5 kg) monkfish
    • 5 tbsp. (70 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
    • 7 oz. (200 g) ripe tomatoes, halved
    • 1 lb. 2 oz. (500 g) leeks
    • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
    • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
    • 1 lb. 2 oz. (500 g) olives
    • 3 cups (700 ml) water
    • 4 tsp. (20 ml) white vinegar
    • crushed red pepper flakes
    • salt and freshly ground pepper

Method :

    1. Remove the head, skin and tail from the monkfish and wash it carefully.
    2. Using a sharp knife, fillet the fish and remove the central bone to obtain two fillets.
    3. Trim the leeks, remove and discard the dark green parts, and slice the white and light green parts into rounds. Rinse well under running water.
    4. Bring a saucepan of well-salted water to a boil. Blanch the leeks in water and vinegar for a few seconds, drain and dry.
    5. Bring another pot of well-salted water to a boil. Cut the monkfish fillets into uniform pieces, blanch for a few minutes, drain, and set aside.
    6. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks and garlic and cook until softened. Add a pinch of chile flakes, the tomatoes, and the parsley, and bring to a boil. Add the monkfish and the olives. Lower the heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and serve.

4 Servings
Preparation : 40 minutes
Cooking : 25 minutes