Blackened Monkfish with Mango Salsa
How do you get through the week? This simple dinner is super easy, and full of flavor. I am discovering new places to shop and source food after my move to New Jersey. As I was purusing the fish counter, I came across monkfish. Known as poor man's lobster, this meaty fish is more like a steak.
2) To blacken the fish, heat a cast iron skillet on high so that it gets really hot. Rub the seasoning over the fish on both sides, and lay fresh dill on the fish. I use 2 tsp of Kerrygold grass-fed butter in the hot skillet, then blacken the fish on one side for 2 minutes. Flip the fish over, and pour another tsp of butter over each filet while it is cooking. To learn more about why I use grass-fed products click here.
3) For the mango salsa: you will need a fresh mango, avocado, and cherry tomatoes.
4) Slice up the cherry tomatoes, avocado, and mango.
5) Top fish with the salsa. I served this with roasted butternut squash, green beans and red onion. It's so easy!
Pantry Doctor Fish Rub:
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp Trader Joes 21 seasoning mix
- 2 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- fresh dill
- 2 monkfish filets
- 4 tsp Kerrygold grass-fed butter
- fish rub
- 1 mango
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
Try this with side my simple side of roasted butternut squash.
Have you every tried poor man's lobster?
-Wendie Schneider RDN, MBA "The Pantry Doctor"