- 400g monkfish tail, sliced into 2 fillets
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped
This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…
- 12 rashers (about 140g/5oz) dry-cure rindless smoked streaky bacon
Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…
- 2 large tomatoes, halved
A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…
- 3-4 tbsp vinaigrette
A basic oil and vinegar-based salad dressing usually used to dress salads. A good vinaigrette…
- 225g bag watercress and salad leaves
With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…
Lay 1 monkfish tail fillet on a board, sprinkle with thyme leaves and season. Lay the other fillet on top with tapering tip in the opposite direction, so each end has one thick and one thin end butted together.
Lay the bacon on a board, slightly overlapping and put the monkfish in the centre. Wrap the fish in the rashers so that it holds together quite firmly.
Heat the grill for 3-5 mins. Line the grill pan, lay the monkfish on it, with the bacon joins underneath.
Grill for about 7-10 mins until the bacon starts to crisp, then carefully turn over and cook for another 7-10 mins. At the same time, grill the tomato halves. As soon as the monkfish feels firm when pressed on top, remove and leave to stand for 5 mins. Save any pan juices from the paper and drizzle into the vinaigrette. Cut the monkfish into medallions, slightly on the diagonal. Dress the watercress salad with the vinaigrette and juices and divide between four plates. Place monkfish on top, season with pepper and serve tomatoes alongside. Nice with baby new potatoes.