zzm9980 wrote:Wow, I've never seen a Monkfish before. Now that I've googled it, not sure I could eat one...
Hehehe ... they don't get served up whole, you'd need a big plate for that. The only time I've seem them that way has been on a fish-mongers ice slab, where I think they're intended to scare children or something
They are sold just as a skinned tail-fillet, that is quite often cut into medallions for preparation or serving. See examples here.... http://www.stockfood.com/search#!monkfish
Wonderful fish. It's rather like... erm ... a cross between lobster and scallops...
I think I'd forgive yummy steak yielding cattle having ugly mouths if they'd simply evolved them to better eat grass with.
There's a thought how about a side-meme re: 'ugly food'? I.e. if you saw it in real life ('in the flesh' as such... ha!) you likely wouldn't eat it. I nominate sea cucumber and geoduck. Oh, and just about any chickens unlucky enough to end up in a fast-food/budget food outlet.
* This link seems broken.
Go to http://www.stockfood.com
In the search-box at the top/left search on 'monkfish'... bingo, 100s of images