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Funky Low Carb MonkFish Stir Fry

Ingredients
  • Monkfish Tail
  • Mango
  • Baby Carrots
  • Red Chili
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Soy Sauce
  • Asparagus

Everybody wants to eat healthy but coming up with unique recipes that focus on clean eating and boy have we got a beauty for you today. As we always say here, cooking fish is way easier than we all think it is and this is another neat recipe to prove that. Lash a big wok onto a high heat, get some super fresh fish and give this a bash.

Instructions

Step 1

The ingredients are pretty simple. Getting some super fresh monkfish is the key so grab it from your local fish monger. Ask them to trim it up for you.

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Step 2

You could use regular carrots but the baby ones taste way better due to their awesome sweetness. Chop the tails off and I didn't even bother peeling mine just a little clean under the tap and you are laughing.

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Step 3

Slice them up at an angle. The thinner the better.

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Step 4

Grab the garlic cloves and peel the little devils.

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Step 5

Chop the garlic into small little pieces. Do the same with the chilli. If you like it hot leave the seeds in and if you are a bit of a big girl's blouse take them out.

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Step 6

Peel a big knob of ginger (I'd love to know who came up with the name knob for ginger??)

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Step 7

Slice the ginger into the thinnest slices you can manage.

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Step 8

Top and tail the mango. Makes it easier to work with.

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Step 9

Run your knife around the outside of the mango taking the skin off.

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Step 10

There is a big awkward stone in the middle of a mango. Quite honestly it is a massive pain in the hole. You have to run your knife around the edge of the stone to get the flesh.

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Step 11

Once you have all the flesh chop it all up into nice big thin slices.

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Step 12

Grab the asparagus. Chop them in half and keep the spears to one side. They look pretty.

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Step 13

Chop the stalky bit of the asparagus into nice little rounds.

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Step 14

So thats all your prep done. Bit of a pain I know but it's easier to cook.

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Step 15

So the fish should be prepped for you. Monkfish is a sturdy fish with a super meaty texture so ideal for this sort of cooking.

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Step 16

Slice it up into nice little thin pieces. Simples.

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Step 17

Lash a bit of oil, pepper and salt onto the fish.

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Step 18

Time to do a bit of cooking. The real beauty here is that it is all cooked in one pot so forget washing up! Lash the garlic, chilli, ginger and carrots into a bit of oil. Cook that for about 3-4 minutes but don't burn it!

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Step 19

Once the carrots have softened up a little push them over to one side.

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Step 20

Chuck the fish in and cook for about 90 seconds without even touching it once.

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Step 21

Start tossing the whole thing around. You are working with a high heat here so don't let it burn and be ready to add the ingredients in quickly one at a time.

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Step 22

Lash in a good glug of soy sauce.

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Step 23

Once it starts steaming up lash in the mango.

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Step 24

Finish it with the asparagus. They should be soft at this time of year so cook it for about a minute. Stir the whole thing up before seasoning with salt and pepper.

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Step 25

Serve it up immediately and enjoy the lovely fresh taste. Only bleedin' gorgeous.

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Thats it. Couldn’t really be much easier than that to cook an amazing fish. What I love about this is the fresh, clean and light taste that the dish delivers. Because there are no carbs in here you will have to have a big portion so as you are not starving in a couple of hours time. Give this a lash, off the charts in terms of taste.

Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded our sister site Lovin' Dublin with a few simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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