Monkfish with Mussels, Leeks, and Courgettes

Prep time: 16-20 minutes Cooking time: 16-20 minutes Serves: 4 Skill level: Competent Cook Recipe by: Seafish

The Mussel broth in this dish really adds a beautiful flavour to a fantastic fish


The method

Mussel Broth

  1. In a pan big enough to take the mussels, sweat the vegetables and garlic in a little oil for 5 minutes then add the tomatoes, peppercorns, seeds, herbs, and tomato paste. Cook for 5 minutes then add the mussels, cover with a lid, and cook until the mussels open.
  2. Remove the mussels with a slotted spoon and reserve.
  3. Add the fish stock and apple juice to the pan and bring to the boil. Then turn to simmer and cook out for about 20 minutes then strain through a sieve.


  1. Season the monkfish and fry in a hot non stick pan in a little oil until cooked through, approximately 6 minutes, turning regularly.

To assemble

  1. Warm the mussel broth and add the vegetables and mussels to warm through, whisk in the garlic herb butter a little at a time.
  2. Divide some of the vegetables into the serving bowls, top with the fish, then spoon any remaining vegetables and mussels over the fish, along with the mussel broth.