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Monkfish with Hazelnuts, Almonds and Garlic
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This recipe comes from the archives, Volume 3, and it was posted by Colby.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 (4-5 pound) monkfish tail, bone in, skin and membrane removed
  • 1/4 cup blanched almonds
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley (divided into 2--1/4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil plus 6 tablespoons
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
How to make it:
  1. Cut monkfish into 7 to 8 (1 inch) pieces with bone in.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a blender, mix together almonds, hazelnuts, 6 cloves garlic, 1/4 cup parsley and 1/4 cup oil.
  4. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
  5. Heat 6 tablespoons oil in a 12 inch saute' pan.
  6. Season fish pieces and place in pan.
  7. Cook until golden brown on one side and then turn.
  8. Add tomatoes, wine and hazelnut mixture, and stir together.
  9. Bring to a boil and then lower heat.
  10. Cook until monkfish is cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from heat, add remaining parsley and serve.
  12. Yield: 4 servings as a main course

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Monkfish2 B B B B B B N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Almond/Almond Butter2 N N N N N N N N
Parsley2 B N B B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Filbert (Hazelnut)2 ,3 N N A A A A N N

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Wine (White)- N B N N N B A A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,3 ,4 A N N B A N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jul 02, 2010 at 10:38 AM By: Lola