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This delicious Portuguese monk-fish rice with mussels recipe (receita de arroz de tamboril com mexilhão) is easy to make.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
30 min
Ready In:
45 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Monk-Fish Rice with Mussels Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Monk-Fish Rice with Mussels Recipe

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Posted in: Seafood Recipes
Fri, Nov 22, 2019
4 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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1 and 1/4 cups of rice (to taste)1 lb of monkfish1 bunch of coriander1 fresh chilli pepper1 onion, chopped4 cloves of garlic, crushed1/2 cup of white wine2 ripe tomatoes, chopped1/2 green pepper, cut in strips1/2 lb of frozen musselsSalt (to taste)Olive oil (to taste)Parsley (to taste) * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. Dice the monkfish and cook in boiling water seasoned with salt and parsley (to taste) for about 5 minutes or until it turns white.
  2. Pass the cooking broth through a net strainer and set aside.
  3. Sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil, when the onion is translucent add the chilli pepper, the tomato and the wine.
  4. Let it evaporate a little and then add twice as much of the hot broth then the amount of rice.
  5. Add the rice and green pepper as soon as the stock boils.
  6. Halfway through cooking, add the monkfish and mussels (without defrosting) and cook on low for about 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat, let it stand a few minutes, sprinkle with the chopped coriander and garnish with some previously cooked mussels.
Recipe & Photo Credit: cigala.pt
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Melissa - 4 Months ago
How long do you cook the monkfish for in the water?

Hi Melissa, cook the monkfish for 5 to 10 minutes or until it turns white, if the water is boiling when you add the monkfish to it, it usually takes about 5 minutes to cook.
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