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Roast monkfish with rosemary, olive oil and lemon marinade

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4 Skill level:

Competent Cook

Recipe by: Billingsgate Seafood School       



  • 4 monkfish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary, roughly chopped
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To garnish

  • Handful watercress


  1. Heat the oven to gas mark 7. Slash the fish several times on each side.
  2. Mix the rosemary, olive oil, lemon zest and honey. Rub into the fish and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.
  3. Place the fish in a roasting tin and season with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the fish is cooked, the flesh will turn white and flaky.
  4. Lift onto a bed of watercress and spoon any cooking juices over the top, drizzle with lemon juice and serve.

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