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Pan Fried Monkfish and Creamy Tagliatelle

Pan Fried Monkfish and Creamy Tagliatelle

with Serrano Ham and Slow Roasted Garlic Tomatoes

This Pan Fried Monkfish with Tagliatelle is bursting full of luxury flavours and make the perfect dinner night option, from HelloFresh. Cook up a fresh start!

Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes


serving amount


Baby Plum Tomatoes


Garlic Clove


Flat Leaf Parsley


Monkfish Medallions

(Contains Fish)


Fresh Tagliatelle

(Contains Egg, Cereals containing gluten)


Cider Vinegar

(Contains Sulphites)


Vegetable Stock Powder


Unsalted Butter


Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)


Serrano Ham

Not included in your delivery


Olive Oil


Reserved Pasta Water for the Sauce


Nutritional information

Energy (kcal)655 kcal
Energy (kJ)2741 kJ
Fat44.4 g
of which saturates20.6 g
Carbohydrate41.6 g
of which sugars5.5 g
Protein31 g
Salt1.7 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Garlic Press
Baking Sheet with Baking Paper
Medium Bowl
Medium Saucepan
Paper Towel
Grill Pan


Tomato Time!

Preheat your oven to 140°C. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 1/2 tsp of salt. Halve the baby plum tomatoes, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Pop half the garlic in a medium bowl and add the oil (see ingredients for amount). Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar, then add the tomatoes and mix together to coat in the garlicky oil. Line a baking tray with baking paper, pop the tomatoes on the tray cut side up and bake in your oven until soft, 20-25 mins.

Finish the Prep

Finely chop the parsley (stalks and all). Mix together. Pat the monkfish with kitchen paper then pop in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Add the pasta to the boiling water and simmer until tender, 3-4 mins. Once cooked, reserve some of the pasta cooking water (see ingredients for amount), then drain in a colander. Pop back in your pan, drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.

Make the Sauce

Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, stir in the remaining garlic and cook for 1 minute, then add the cider vinegar and allow to evaporate, 1-2 mins.

Add the Creme!

Pour in the reserved pasta cooking water and the vegetable stock powder. Bring to the boil and simmer until reduced by half, 4-5 mins. Vigorously stir in the butter until melted into the sauce, then add three quarters of the creme fraiche and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and set aside.


Heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan on medium high heat. Once hot, lay in the serrano ham and fry until crisp, 2-3 mins each side. Once crispy, remove to a plate covered in kitchen roll. Set aside. Pop your pan back on high heat and add a drizzle of oil. When hot, add the monkfish pieces. Cook the monkfish pieces for 3-4 mins each side, adjusting the heat as necessary. IMPORTANT: The monkfish is cooked when opaque in the centre. When cooked, remove the pan from the heat.

Finish and Serve

Reheat the sauce, then add quarters of the parsley. Taste and add salt and pepper if you feel it needs it. Add the pasta to the sauce and gently toss together. Tip: Add a splash more water if the pasta looks a little dry. Serve the pasta in bowls with the slow roasted tomatoes and monkfish on top, a dollop of creme fraiche, the shard of ham and the remaining parsley sprinkled over. Enjoy!

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