Monkfish With Lime & Chilli Sauce | Chinese Style Recipe

Learn how to cook monkfish with lime in a fresh chilli sauce.

Welcome to Xiao’s Kitchen. My name is Xiao Wei and my goal is to make your cooking simple and exciting. Ever since my Mother showed me how to cook at an early age, I have always had a strong passion for cooking. My family still live in Inner Mongolia, in the northern part of China, where I visit each year and learn new Chinese recipes.

4 x 115g Monkfish Fillets
50g Cornflour
4 Cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
1 Large Fresh Red Chilli (de-seeded & finely chopped)
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Juice of 2 Limes
Zest of 1 Lime
Salt to Taste

1. Toss the monkfish in cornflour, shake off any excess flour
2. Heat 6 Tbsp oil in the wok over medium heat
3. Place the monkfish in the wok, fry on all sides for 6 – 8 minutes or until brown and cooked through
4. Remove the monkfish from the wok and keep warm
5. Place the garlic and chilli in the same wok, stir-fry for a few seconds
6. Add the sugar, lime juice and zest, 3 Tbsp of water and then bring to the boil
7. Allow to simmer for 2 minutes over low/medium heat
8. Spoon the sauce over the fish, serve hot with rice

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