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#1 Sat 13 Sep 08 9:44am

FredM

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From Montpellier & Norwich
Member since Tue 11 Mar 08

Preparing monkfish (removing membrane)?

Hi all,

Does anyone have any tips on how to remove the transparent membrane that covers monkfish flesh? I struggle to do this cleanly; is there a trick to it?

bw

Fred

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#2 Mon 22 Sep 08 12:43pm

Ildiko

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Re: Preparing monkfish (removing membrane)?

I wish I knew what monkfish is. Any other word?

Last edited by Ildiko (Fri 26 Sep 08 10:49am)

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#3 Mon 22 Sep 08 1:53pm

MsPablo

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Re: Preparing monkfish (removing membrane)?

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#4 Mon 22 Sep 08 2:27pm

Hagehun

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Re: Preparing monkfish (removing membrane)?

I know it's an english forum, but let me answer to Ildiko in our language big_smile

Ildikó! A monkfish az ördöghal, (még lehetne angyalcápa is a jelentése, de a képek alapján az első verziót támogatom). Remélem segíthettem.

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#5 Mon 22 Sep 08 6:42pm

French_vanilla

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Re: Preparing monkfish (removing membrane)?

I try to use a tiny kitchen knife for this with a small blade and try to run the blade against the flesh... but yeah, it's one of those tricky ones cause the membrane tends to be quite difficult to take off...

If I'm not cooking it for friends (just boy-friend and I) - I would try to take as much off, then pan-fry / grill the fish and then take off what's left when the fish is cooked... but obviously, when I'm cooking for friends/family, I try to get things a bit neater around the plate...

If all fails, next time, ask the fishmonger to sort it out for you!  cool

Frenchie

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#6 Wed 24 Sep 08 8:53am

Ildiko

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Re: Preparing monkfish (removing membrane)?

Szia Hagehun!

Nahát! Még sosem futottam össze magyarral egy külföldi honlapon. Nagyon köszi a segítséget!  smile

Szép napot és jó főzőcskézést!

Ildi

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#7 Wed 24 Sep 08 8:56am

Ildiko

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Re: Preparing monkfish (removing membrane)?

Thank you, MsPablo for your helping!

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#8 Wed 01 Oct 08 9:34am

FredM

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Member since Tue 11 Mar 08

Re: Preparing monkfish (removing membrane)?

Thanks for the replies. As I suspected, there is no easy way to do this. I'll try to persuade my fishmonger to remove the membrane next time I order.

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