Bacon-wrapped Monkfish with Sour Herby Yogurt

Monkfish is a delicately flavoured fish (albeit quite MEATY in that it is dense and filling). It requires a little more cooking time than regular fish fillets, which makes it the perfect option to wrap a strip of bacon around before baking. I love smoked, streaky bacon because there is more fat that will render out into the fish while cooking – plus the smokiness of the bacon is the beautifully dominant flavour. I season the raw fish fillets with a little garlic powder before wrapping in the bacon and cooking, then serve the pretty, cooked parcels with a lovely, simple yogurt dressing drizzled over. This is so easy, very tasty – and perfect with your favourite greens on the side.

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Carbs 2.9g | Fat 12g | Protein 29g
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Bacon-wrapped Monkfish with Sour Herby Yogurt

A quick and easy fish dinner where I wrap a strip of smoked streaky bacon around meaty monkfish fillets before baking. Served with a delicious sauce, this is great with your favourite greens on the side.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2

Per serving

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.9g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 12g


For the bacon-wrapped fish

  • 2 monkfish fillets (approx. 125g / 4.4oz each)
  • salt and ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 rashers smoked streaky bacon

For the sour herby yogurt

  • 70 g (2.5 oz) full-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • handful fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan oven). This is 200°C for conventional ovens (or 400°F / gas mark 6).
  • Remove the monkfish from its packaging and pat dry with kitchen paper. Season all sides with a salt, ground white pepper and garlic powder. Don't use TOO much salt here as the bacon will be plenty salty! Wrap a rasher of smoked streaky bacon around each fillet and place onto a tray. Bake in the oven on the middle rack for 25 minutes.
  • In the meantime, make the accompanying sour herby yogurt sauce by simply combining the yogurt, lemon juice and chopped parsley together in a bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Serve the bacon-wrapped fish with the yogurt on the side, or drizzled over.
    Delicious with a salad on the side - or your favourite low carb vegetables.

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        232Kcal / 971kJ
Fat                                12g
Carbohydrates              2.9g
Protein                          29g


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