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Monkfish with chorizo crust and spiced beans

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Chorizo crust

Monkfish

  • 4 monkfish tail, approximately 100g each
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp of unsalted butter

Spiced beans

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1
Place all the ingredients for the chorizo crust into a food processor and whizz until a paste has formed. If it looks a little dry, pulse again with a few dashes of olive oil
2
On a piece of clingfilm, spread one quarter of the crust mix into the length and circumference over a piece of monkfish. Fold the clingfilm over the fish and roll until it forms a sausage. Tie the ends to tighten the clingfilm, then place in the fridge. Repeat with the remaining three pieces of monkfish
3
Place the drained beans into a saucepan with the carrot, 1 halved onion, celery and thyme. Add the chicken or vegetable stock. Top up with cold water to cover and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the beans are soft, then strain, reserving the liquid, but removing the vegetables
4
Heat 1tbsp of the vegetable oil in a medium sized frying pan over a moderate to high heat. Thinly slice the 2nd onion and add to the pan with the garlic and cook until soft. Add the tomato purée, turmeric, paprika and cumin and cook for a further 2-3 minutes
5
In another frying pan, heat the remaining oil until smoking, toss in the cherry tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook until evenly browned. Add the tomato purée to the bean mixture with the reserved cooking stock. Allow to simmer gently. Add the cherry tomatoes and adjust the seasoning if necessary
6
To cook the monkfish, heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan over a moderate heat. Carefully unwrap the monkfish from the clingfilm and place in the pan. Brown lightly all over, then add the butter and continue cooking for around 5 minutes, until the fish is cooked through. Add the chopped parsley to the beans and serve with the monkfish
  • 1/4 bunch of fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
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