Monterey Bay Aquarium's Cooking for Solutions, a
culinary celebration of sustainability, is May 17-19th 2013 in Monterey, California. It is a remarkable culinary experience with some of the finests chefs and Fortune Fish & Gourmet has been invited to participate. Fortune along with supplier Red's Best is donating Monkfish to be prepared by Chef Jeff Rogers, Executive Chef of Cindy's Waterfront, at the Meet the Chefs Reception and for the Gala where it will be prepared by Chef Kerry Heffernan, chef, cookbook author and finalist on season four of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters."
Monkfish, one of the ugliest fish in the sea, is rated as a Good Alternative by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program when caught by bottom trawl and bottom gillnet from U.S. Atlantic. In recent years, stocks have increased to a more sustainable level due to improved management and work is ongoing to minimize bycatch related to the fishery. Fortune sources Monkfish caught off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Monkfish has a mild, slightyly sweet, even lobster-like taste and texture. Monkfish can be prepared using a variety of cooking methods. The flesh is firm, dense, and boneless.
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