Poor Man's Lobster Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 monkfish fillet (about 2 pounds), quartered
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
How to cook Poor Man's Lobster:
  • In saucepan, combine butter, garlic, salt, hot pepper sauce and lemon juice; simmer.
  • Meanwhile, steam fillet until flaky.
  • Pour butter mixture into 4 small bowls for dipping.
  • Serve the Poor Man’s Lobster with rice pilaf or baked potato and favorite vegetable.
Poor Man's Lobster recipe


The Poor Man’s Lobster recipe easy to prepare and so good!


Monkfish was a one time called the "poor man's lobster." It has a firm white flesh and not too many bones.

This recipe for Poor Man's Lobster serves/makes: 4 servings

The Poor Man's Lobster recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Fish Traditions: Member Recipes.

Main Ingredient: Monkfish (more Monkfish recipes)
Preparation Method: Steamed (more Steamed recipes)
Cuisine: French (more French recipes)

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