Thai Style Grilled Monkfish #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013

Appetizers for me are the star of any party.They’re fun to cook ,bake or grill.The small bites are perfect for munching while you’re engaged in a conversation or enjoying your favorite drink.You could bring the flavors from around the world in your appetizers and get creative.As a result,I place special emphasis on my appetizers when I’m entertaining and they’re always a hit with my guests. I could easily skip the main course and just enjoy the appetizers and desserts any day.

Thai Style Grilled Monkfish 1

I was really excited when Gourmet Garden asked me to create an Easy Holiday Entertaining recipe featuring their herbs and spices.My mind went straight to creating an amazing appetizer.As soon as I spotted the lemongrass,I knew I was going to make a Thai Style Appetizer using their ginger,garlic,lemongrass,basil and cilantro.The ease of the tubes was just what I needed and the marinade was ready in no time!

I chose Monkfish since it holds well under the grill and is quite meaty.I let it marinade for 5-6 hours in the fridge and grill on low for about 8 minutes on each side.The flavors are amazing and it is a great recipe for a crowd not to mention insanely delicious!I loved the flavors of the lemongrass coming through and the spices add their own magic.Its now one of my favorites and I cannot wait to try the same marinade with chicken or even Tofu!


Gourmet Garden sell a wide range of herbs and spices including Basil, Cilantro, Chili Pepper, Dill, Garlic, Ginger, Italian Herbs, Lemon Grass, Parsley and Oregano and can be found in the fresh produce section (next to the fresh herbs) of your local supermarket.They typically last for up to 3 months in the fridge.They are used like fresh herbs in a one-to-one ratio, but can be used in place of dried typically in a 2 to 1 ratio (2 tbsp GG Ginger equals 1 tbsp dried ginger).

I think they’re great for entertaining since the prep work is already done for you and they’re such a time saver.

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Thai Style Grilled Monkfish #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013


  • Monkfish-8-10 pieces
  • Marinade
  • Gourmet Garden Chunky Garlic-1 tbsp
  • Gourmet Garden Ginger-1 tbsp
  • Gourmet Garden Lemongrass-3 tbsp
  • Gourmet Garden Basil-2 tbsp
  • Gourmet Garden Cilantro-2 tbsp
  • Ground Cumin-2 tsp
  • Ground Coriander-2 tsp
  • Oil
  • Salt-to taste


  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a mixing bowl or a ziplock bag.
  2. Add the monkfish.MIx well.
  3. Let it marinade in the fridge for about 6-7 hours.
  4. On a foil lined oiled baking sheet place the monkfish.
  5. Drizzle some oil all over and broil on low for about 8 minutes on each side or until cooked with golden grill marks.
  6. Serve hot.

For more ideas using Gourmet Garden herbs and spices check out these amazing recipes by our Sunday Supper group!

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  2. I imagine this is just BURSTING with flavor. What a great holiday appetizer. Also, I really need to cook more fish! Thanks for the inspiration!
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  3. This monkfish would be great as a main dish not just an appetizer. I love how easy it is to put together and such a great combination of herbs.
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  4. I have been wanting to work with monkfish, it sounds like a gorgeous fish:-) Your flavors in your recipe sound lovely! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

  5. I agree – I can (and do!) eat appetizers instead of a “real” dinner quite often! And I could definitely include a plate of these delicious bites in my appetizer dinner. Beautiful photos and recipe!
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  6. Yummy!

  7. Such an elegant appetizer! This would be the star of any party!
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  8. I’ve never had monkfish but I love the flavors in Thai food-this sounds great!
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  9. oh , I love monk fish!!! yum! What a great recipe!
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  10. I like monkfish creole. Got to try it this way!
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  11. Oh my goodness, that monkfish looks amazing! I’m pretty sure I’d want a whole plate of it for dinner! :D
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  12. Soni, these little monkfish bites look incredibly flavorful. Pinned!
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  13. What a great idea for an appetizer. I love it and the flavors would be fabulous together. Thanks for sharing!!!
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  14. These look and sound delicious! I must find some monkfish.
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  15. I love monkfish! This is a great recipe! And aren’t these herbs great? Hope you are doing well Soni….
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  16. I am so with you…I could make a meal out of appetizers and be completely happy! These sound absolutely delicious – love the herb with the fish – so fresh.
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  17. I have never had monkfish, but your recipe sounds just amazing! I would love to give this a try.
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  18. Your marinade sounds extraordinary!!! I can’t wait to try it on monkfish and everything else…

  19. These look so flavorful. I’ve still got monkfish on my bucket list to try. In the mean time, I bet this marinade would be great on lots of other proteins too!
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  20. I adore monkfish but have never tried making it at home. That must change immediately! Love this recipe

  21. Now I have an excuse to go to the International market so I can get monkfish. I haven’t had it in ages and seeing this has really sparked a craving.
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