Frozen Box | Monk Fish Tails | X4 | Caught Off Cape Point
Frozen Box | Monk Fish Tails | X4 | Caught Off Cape Point
Frozen Box | Monk Fish Tails | X4 | Caught Off Cape Point

Frozen box | Monk Fish Tails | x4 | Caught off Cape Point

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  • About

    Monk tail is well know as a mock crayfish, its delicate flavours and hardy texture make it great in a curry or simply on its own. They have been locally caught by fishermen departing from Cape Town harbour, fishing in the cool deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Point. We have carefully selected for you to enjoy with your family or friends.

    CONTENT

    4 x clean frozen monk fish tail on the bone ( +_1.6-1.8kg per box)

  • Instructions

    Your box will arrive frozen, simply store in your freezer (up to 3 months) and use at your leisure. It is best to remove product from packaging to defrost, simply place on a tray in your fridge and allow to thaw slowly.

  • Eco rating

    ECOSYSTEM IMPACT : Medium

    GEAR USED : Demersal longline

    SUPPORTING LOCALS : Yes

    DISTANCE TRAVELLED : 50km

    DOLPHIN / TURTLE IMPACT : Low

    REPRODUCTION POTENTIAL : Medium

  • Fishwife Recipes

    Monkfish tail

    You will need:

    • 4 Monkfish tails
    • 50g butter
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • 400g flat mushrooms, stalks removed, caps thinly sliced
    • 200g chestnut mushrooms, stalks removed, caps thinly sliced
    • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Sauce

    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 3 shallots, peeled and sliced
    • 1 garlic clove, sliced
    • 100ml Maderia wine
    • 375ml good-quality chicken stock
    • 1/4 bunch of thyme, tied with a string
    • 10g dried porcini mushrooms
    • 50ml double cream

    Preparation:

    1. Preheat the oven to 150C
    2. For the sauce, heat half of the vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add the shallots, garlic and a pinch each of sea salt and pepper and cook for about 7 minutes until soft. Add the Madeira and simmer for 5-7 minutes until it has a syrupy consistency, then add the stock, thyme and dried porcini mushrooms and summer gently for 30 minutes.
    3. Remove the thyme stalks and transfer the sauce to a blender or food processor. Blitz until smooth, pass through a fine sieve into a clean saucepan and add the cream. Keep warm until ready to serve.
    4. While the sauce is simmering, heat the butter over high heat in a frying pan large enough to fit the monkfish tails. Once it’s foaming, season the monkfish liberally with salt, then place into the hot butter. Brown the tails all over for about 5 minutes in total, then transfer to a roasting dish. Pour the butter over the top and place in the oven for 25 minutes.
    5. Turn the tails over and cook for a further 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and leave to rest for 10 minutes. Turn the heat on the oven up to 220C. Squeeze the lemon juice over the monkfish and place back in the oven for 8 minutes.
    6. Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil in a separate large frying pan. When hot, add the mushrooms, season well and cook over high heat for about 10 minutes (you might have to do this in batches, depending on the size of your pan).
    7. Carve the monkfish either by using a serrated knife, and cutting across the bone, or by slicing down either side of the bone and portion accordingly. Serve the fillets atop the mushrooms and smother with the sauce.
  • Delivery

    R65 same-day packaging & delivery fee

     CBD | Southern Suburbs | Houtbay | Plattekloof 

         Deep South | Table View, Blouberg, Melkbos | Durbanville 

             Stellenbosch | Somerset West | Franschhoek | Paarl 

            All zoned areas: Monday to Friday

            • Order before 11am and receive your delivery the same day.
            • Order after 11am and receive your delivery the following delivery day.
            • Please note we do not deliver on Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays

            We are working hard to extend our range. If you live outside our current delivery range but think there is significant demand in your area, please contact us.

             

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          MK
          27/10/2021
          Mo K.
          South Africa South Africa
          Beautiful Monkfish Tails

          Thank you so much Greenfish for the delivery yesterday. The service, the delivery and of course, the monkfish were all wonderful. I actually have some tails currently marinating, ready for a late afternoon lunch. Thank you for the brilliant service, beautiful fish and for making all this fresh seafood, caught locally available to us.

          Greenfish Frozen box | Monk Fish Tails | x4 | Caught off Cape Point Review
          LE
          05/10/2021
          Lothar E.
          South Africa South Africa
          Monkfish tails frozen

          Dear Ryan, I love monkfish and could not get it anywhere around Stellenbosch. Then I saw your advertisement - halleluja!!! I prepare it in several ways, you can even make a ceviche - because the meat is nutty, fresh!! Just take the skin off and you get beautiful filets. The internet is full of recipes and I am so thankful that I got it ( I think I bought eight in the meantime)at your company. All the fish in my last order looks good and was delivered by a friendly young man in no time after ordering. I do not mind frozen fish as we live in Stellenbosch and we do not buy things everyday. Will you have crayfish tales again, just the tales? Kind regards The chef of the family Ursula Ehrhardt

          NT
          27/09/2021
          Nicky T.
          South Africa South Africa
          Monk fish tails

          Absolutely delish!!

          DB
          24/09/2021
          Deborah B.
          South Africa South Africa
          Monkfish Goan curry

          Used this together with a few prawns to make a superb curry. Had only previously used fresh monkfish, but I found no different, just required a gentle cook once the curry sauce had been made. It was superb, will definitely buy again

          LE
          17/09/2021
          Lothar E.
          South Africa South Africa
          Great!

          Delivery was actually immediately, friendly, Monadisch ans prawns are excellent - will do it again!

          LE
          17/09/2021
          Lothar E.
          South Africa South Africa
          Great!

          Delivery was actually immediately, friendly, Monadisch ans prawns are excellent - will do it again!

          RD
          07/09/2021
          Richard d.
          South Africa South Africa
          Delicious fish and great service

          Excellent! I will buy fish again from you. Very happy to support you - thanks for the great product and service.

          EJ
          20/08/2021
          Elaine J.
          South Africa South Africa
          Amazing

          Have been waiting for Monkfish tails and am not disappointed..they are delicious and as always the service is fantastic. Love my local Fishmonger

          TC
          27/07/2021
          Tony C.
          South Africa South Africa
          Awesome

          I have bought several items from Greenfish over the past 9 months or so and I have never been disappointed. This time it was the Monk Fish tails and Octopus, the Octopus (first time I have had it) was larger than expected (half a Kraken if I am not mistaken) done the Fish Wife way and was delicious. The Monk Fish I cut into chunks, wrapped in pancetta, put on a skewer and then on the braai and just a squeeze of lemon, it needs nothing else as it is so good.

          S
          25/07/2021
          Susie
          South Africa South Africa
          monkfish proved to be the perfect birthday lunch

          The monkfish proved to be the perfect birthday lunch. Cooked as per the fishwife instructions and served on a bed of mushroom risotto (rather than the cream based sauce, due to dairy intolerant guest) it was a huge success. Light and tasty with the langoustine bisque and a bottle of Moet…who could ask for more? Wonderful produce and service…thank you Greenfish Team

          PV
          06/01/2021
          Pieter V.
          South Africa South Africa
          Absolutely delicious

          Perfectly cleaned and frozen and delivered the next day as promised. Needed nothing more than to be thawed and then used directly in a delicious monkfish thermidor recipe. I'll be back for more!

          RF
          06/01/2021
          Richard F.
          South Africa South Africa
          AMAZING

          What an amazing product, taste is out of this world.

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