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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MONCHONG - DINNER AT HOME

MONCHONG
DINNER AT HOME

Dined at two local fine dining restaurants recently and both featured Monchong as the Daily Fresh Fish Special.  Found out why when I visited the market today.  Monchong was the lowest price fish in the market.  Far less than Mahi Mahi, Ono, Ahi and Shark.  Monchong is available year round and can only be found in Hawaii waters.  The snow white meat is firm yet preserves moisture.  It is a perfect fish for grilling, saute, baking or poaching.  The fish has a unique buttery flavor but really needs a sauce to deliver the BAM!  I prepared a Soy, Honey, Garlic and Ginger sauce that really kicked up the flavor and made this dish restaurant quality.  Even better than the Monchong that I paid around $30 for in a local restaurant.  Served the fish on a bed of Cannelloni Beans, Corn, Bok Choy and Leeks that I sauteed in garlic, ginger and a touch of butter.  
Click below for another blog recipe for Monchong.


THIS IS WHAT A MONCHONG LOOKS LIKE
FRESH HAWAII MONCHONG WITH SOY, GINGER AND GARLIC SERVED WITH CANNELLONI BEANS, CORN, LEEKS AND BOK CHOY
FRESH MONCHONG FROM HAWAII WATERS IS DELICIOUS
MONCHONG WITH SOY, GARLIC AND GINGER SAUCE SERVED WITH CANNELLONI BEANS, CORN,
BABY BOK CHOY AND LEAKS.  RESTAURANT QUALITY AND DINNER FOR THREE FOR $20


UPDATED RECIPE 10/13/14


 FRESH MONCHONG WAS $14.99 PER POUND AT WHOLE FOODS


 JUST OVER 1 POUND OF FRESH MONCHONG WAS ENOUGH FOR A FAMILY OF THREE

 CUT THE MONCHONG INTO INDIVIDUAL SERVINGS


 ABOUT 1" THICK PIECES


SAUTE ONIONS AND GARLIC IN A TABLESPOON OF BUTTER

 AFTER THE GARLIC AND ONION COOK DOWN DEGLAZE WITH WHITE WINE AND REDUCE


 ADDED CHICKEN STOCK AND REDUCED


 ADDED CAN OF WHOLE KERNEL CORN AND CANNELLONI BEANS


 COURSE HAWAIIAN SALT AND PEPPER


 COOK ON GRILL PAN


 ADDED SOME SPINACH TO BEANS AND CORN

 SEARED THE MONCHONG ON BOTH SIDES AND THEN FINISHED IN 375 DEGREE OVEN
FOR ABOUT EIGHT MINUTES

 MIXED EVERYTHING UP AND ADDED SALT, PEPPER AND WHOLE GRAIN MUSTARD


 GRILLED MONCHONG DINNER COOKED AT HOME WAS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!


 MONCHONG DISH FROM TOWN RESTAURANT IN HONOLULU WAS $25


MONCHONG DISH FROM UNCLE'S FISH MARKET IN HONOLULU WAS $24 FOR LUNCH


1 comment:

  1. http://www.proyectoyobracomFebruary 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Dinner at home, the best moment!

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