Monkfish with spicy tomato sauce- Recipe by coolinarika.com -
Soft fish fried to a golden colour, combined with a sweet and spicy tomato sauce, and served with pasta and grated cheese: this is an explosion of great colours and flavours.
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and gently fry the onion until soft and golden. Stir in the minced garlic and one hot chili pepper sliced into rings, and continue to fry. Add the crushed tomatoes, sugar, chopped basil leaves, and one spoonful of Vegeta. Sauté on a low heat for 15-20 minutes, adding a little water to keep it moist. While the sauce is cooking, boil water in a large pot and cook the pasta. Drain in a colander and stir, adding a little olive oil. Cut the monkfish into nicely sized steaks and fry in a skillet with a little olive oil until golden. Add the fried fish to the sauce and cook for a few moments to allow the flavours to blend. Arrange the monkfish and tomato sauce on a bed of cooked fettucine or papardelle pasta, grate a little Parmesan cheese over the top, and serve.
Serving: Arrange monkfish and tomato sauce on a bed of cooked fettucine or papardelle pasta, grate some parmesan cheese on top, and serve.
Chef's tip: Squeeze the juice of one lemon on the monkfish steaks before frying to keep the steaks firm and the fish nice and aromatic.