A monkfish has a sweet flavor that is mild in nature. The monkfish has a flavor similar to lobster and is referred to as the "poor man's lobster" by those in the food industry.
The monkfish has a texture that is medium in firmness and is somewhat chewy. The tail of the monkfish provides the best meat. The monkfish may be cooked by baking, broiling, frying, grilling, steaming or poaching. The average monkfish weights 10 pounds. Its native habitat is the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The monkfish is a strange-looking fish with disproportionately small eyes on a big head.