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Monkfish Kebabs

Monkfish recipes made into kebabs are a wonderful and fun way of serving fish. This recipe is ideal for Monk fish or other firm white fish such as swordfish or tuna. Serve these kebabs with a fresh green salad, a pilaf rice and tzatziki.

Monkfish kebabs

Monkfish kebabs




  • 750g monkfish
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 green pepper (capsicum)
  • 1 red pepper (capsicum)
  • 15 fresh bay leaves
  • 15 large prawns, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • freshly ground salt and pepper
  • lemon wedges to serve


  • Cut the fish into cubes about 2.5 cm each
  • Cut the peppers into similar size pieces.
  • Slice the red onion into quarters and then into half again

Make the marinade:

  • Add the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper to a bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Put the onion and pepper slices, prawns and monkfish into the bowl and toss in the marinade until it is all coated.
  • Put in the fridge and leave for at least 2-3 hours or overnight if necessary.
  • Thread the monkfish, prawns, red onion, red and green peppers and bay leaves onto the skewers, alternating the monkfish and prawns between the red and green peppers to give a bright colour and variety.
  • You can cook these under the grill or on a barbecue.
  • Baste with any remaining marinade whilst cooking.
  • Cook until the fish is tender and cooked through.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.

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