Monkfish Tazones-Style Spanish Recipe

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Monkfish Tazones-Style Spanish Recipe


  • 4 cups Spanish extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 6-ounce monkfish fillets
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • sea salt to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a deep pot over medium-high heat until it measures 325°F on a candy thermometer
  2. Cut each monkfish fillet into 4 medallions and squeeze the juice from the lemon halves over the medallions
  3. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and pour the flour into another bowl
  4. Working in batches, dredge the medallions in the flour, then dip in the egg
  5. Gently drop 4 to 6 medallions into the hot oil at a time
  6. Using tongs, carefully turn the monkfish pieces over in the hot oil so they brown evenly
  7. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain
  8. Allow the oil to return to 325°F between batches
  9. Season to taste with salt and serve immediately

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