You asked us for more fish en cocotte recipes , and nothing more delicious than some monkfish tails in sauce, American style and with clams . It is a truly exquisite recipe, first of all because of its raw material -we all know the delicacy of monkfish in each bite-, to which is added the high flavor of the sauce with which we accompany it.

I think the most curious thing about this recipe is its name, since it is not a recipe that came from the Americas... American monkfish actually comes from France, and in fact it was not even made with monkfish, but with lobster or lobster: the traditional French homard recipe was adapted à la américaine (American-style lobster) to cook it with monkfish, which in the past was a little valued fish and accessible to many pockets. This is how the American monkfish became popular in Spain, a tasty dish without complications.

And it is that they say that less is more, and without a doubt that is the case when we cook fish: without great frills, with this recipe for monkfish with clams you can, with very little, prepare an ideal dish for a day of celebration, any given Sunday or for make every day a special day.

Monkfish is a fine, white fish with a mild taste, and the combination with clams makes it elegant. Even more so if we prepare it in the Fusiontec pot , the WMF iron cocotte that will help you cook quickly and efficiently. In this case we have used the low casserole, although you can do exactly the same in the WMF high cocotte .

Monkfish tails in Fusiontec cocotte recipe

Cocotte low Fusiontec from WMF


  • 2 monkfish tails
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 spring onion, chopped brunoisse (cut small)
  • 1 shallot chopped in brunoisse
  • 750 ml of fish stock
  • 350 gr of prawn heads and shells
  • 1 small glass of Brandy
  • 75ml white wine
  • 400 ml of crushed tomato
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • EVOO
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Tarragon
  • Fresh parsley
  • Flour
  • 12 clams

The recipe is designed to be made with two monkfish tails, and ideal to serve 2 servings. You can make it for more diners by increasing the amounts proportionally.

Monkfish en cocotte recipe


    1. In our FusionTec cocotte , we add a splash of EVOO and sauté the spring onions, shallot and garlic for a few minutes over medium heat.
    2. Add the bay leaf and tarragon, along with the prawn heads and shells, and flambé with the brandy.
    3. Add a tablespoon of flour to thicken and sauté. Then the white wine and let the alcohol evaporate.
    4. Add the fish stock, the sauce and tomato paste and cook for 30-35 minutes.
    5. Remove the peels and the bay leaf and grind. We return to our FusionTec and reserve.
    6. Season the monkfish tails with salt and pepper and flour. In a pan with a splash of EVOO we fry them for about 4-5 minutes.
    7. We take them to our FusionTec, where we already have the sauce ready and hot, and we cook them for another 5-6 minutes.
    8. Add the clams and cook over very low heat for another 2-3 minutes with the FusionTec covered with the lid.
    9. We sprinkle chopped parsley and serve accompanied by good sourdough bread to spread that sauce, which tastes like angel food.

Monkfish tails in American sauce

Low Fusiontec Cocotte

NOTE: To make this recipe we have used the Fusiontec low casserole, but if you want to make it in more quantity you can do it exactly the same, proportionally increasing the ingredients, and cooking them in the Fusiontec tall Cocotte.

Recipe Author: Virginia fromSweet & Sour


Claudia said:

Hola, mil disculpas por ese error tan esencial al subir la lista de ingredientes!! Efectivamente y como nos indica Virginia, la receta está planteada para 2 personas, con 2 colas de rape. Perdonad porque no nos dimos cuenta. ¡Gracias Virginia y a todos por avisarnos y disculpad el error!
Un saludo y a por la receta, porque está deliciosa!

Virginia said:

Entiendo que al transcribir la receta para subirla en la web, se ha pasado el incluir las 2 colas de rape, que aparecían en la lista de ingredientes.

Por otro lado está incluido cuando se incorpora el tomate triturado, punto 4, añadimos la Salsa y Pasta de Tomate. Quizás en lugar de salsa debiera decir tomate triturado, pero al ser dos ingredientes que llevan tomate, para diferenciar y acortar, consta como salsa en contraposicion a pasta.

Un abrazo

José said:

Un poco “chapucilla” esta receta. Aparte de faltar el ingrediente principal en la lista, en ningún sitio se dice cuando se incorporan los 400 ml de tomate triturado.

Maika said:

Buenos días. La salsa de tomate ¿tiene que estar hecha o en crudo?, entiendo que hecha, ya que la añadi,os con el caldo. Gracias. MAIKA

Rufino said:

Hola, en efecto y como comenta Veronica, en el
listado de ingredientes no aparece el rape.

Carmen said:

Rape a la americana sin rape??? Tiene pintaza!!

Veronica Fuentes said:

Hola! me encanta este plato y por fin tengo una buena receta. He hecho grandes platos con vuestras recetas, el cake de limón glaseado ya es un clásico en mi familia, ahora haré este rape. ¡Gracias!
*en la lista de Ingredientes os falta el RAPE*

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