Fabienne's Leeks and Monkfish


Monkfish has become my favorite fish. Its delicate flavor is complemented by the combination of leeks and carefully chosen spices. The amount of curry could be modified to your own taste. This dish could be served over rice, with mashed potatoes, or with fingerling potatoes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 4-ounce servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cups chopped leeks, white and light green parts only

  • cup white wine

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¾ teaspoon hot Madras curry powder, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 1 pound monkfish fillets, cut into cubes


  1. Heat olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Stir in leeks, white wine, lemon juice, cumin, Madras curry powder, turmeric, paprika, coriander, ginger, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Cover pot and reduce heat to medium-low, stirring frequently until all liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Uncover pot, stir in coconut milk, and reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

  2. Place monkfish gently into pot; spoon leek mixture over monkfish. Cook and stir gently over low heat until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

390 Calories
30g Fat
11g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 390
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 20g 98%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 800mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.