Monkfish recipe with champagne

Are you looking for a festive recipe for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or even for a birthday? Do you simply want to delight your guests with an easy-to-make recipe? Then why not try the recipe for monkfish with champagne? Champagne has been used in cuisine for decades.

In the cellars of the De Lozey house, you will undoubtedly find a bottle of champagne to delight your guests' taste buds. So, put on your apron, and we invite you to prepare a delicious monkfish with champagne:

  1. Cooking Fish with Champagne
  2. Monkfish with Champagne Recipe
  3. Which Champagne to Pair with Monkfish with Champagne?

Cooking Fish with Champagne

In the culinary world, champagne doesn't just have a place on the table; it's also ideal for preparing your dishes. It elevates sauces, delicately flavors marinades, and can be used in meat recipes, such as our lamb leg with De Lozey champagne. You can also use it with seafood, like our lobster with De Lozey champagne, or in this case, with fish.

To cook and accompany your monkfish with champagne recipe, we recommend two champagnes. Our De Lozey Brut Tradition champagne or our De Lozey Blanc de Blancs champagne. The latter, lively and delicate, pairs particularly well with fish.

We will use De Lozey champagne to create a delicately flavored poaching liquid for the monkfish. The rest of the champagne will be used to make a beautiful creamy sauce.

But now it's time to get into the kitchen and start preparing your monkfish with champagne recipe.

Monkfish with Champagne Recipe

To prepare your monkfish with champagne recipe, we recommend using a brut champagne. Our De Lozey Brut Tradition champagne is perfect for this. You can also prepare this recipe with our 100% Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs champagne. Used to create a creamy sauce, it will subtly and delicately infuse it with citrus notes.

  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Cost: Affordable


  • 6 boneless monkfish medallions (approximately 120g each)
  • 50 cl of champagne
  • 3 hearts of lettuce
  • 1 small jar of salmon roe
  • 30 cl of heavy cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 30 g of butter
  • Some sprigs of dill
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Blanch the hearts of lettuce in boiling salted water for 2 minutes, then drain them carefully and cut them in half. In a sauté pan, melt them gently in butter with salt and pepper, uncovered.
  2. Bring the champagne to a simmer in a saucepan and poach the monkfish medallions in it for 10 minutes. Drain them and place them on the lettuce in a preheated serving dish, cover, and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolk with the cream. Reduce the champagne by half over high heat, then remove it from the heat and add the cream mixture, whisking to create a creamy sauce.
  4. Adjust the seasoning, coat the fish with the sauce, decorate with salmon roe and dill. Serve immediately.
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Which Champagne to Pair with Monkfish with Champagne?

Now that your monkfish with champagne is ready to be enjoyed, it's time to think about which champagne to pair with it.

Of course, it would be best to stick with the champagne you used to prepare your dish. However, you can also consider one of our exceptional vintages. The De Lozey cellars hold true treasures, harvested during those years that produced very fine vintages. You can consult our article to find out which are the best years for champagne.

If you enjoy zero dosage champagnes, then our De Lozey Cuvée du Dimanche champagne is the perfect accompaniment for your monkfish with champagne. You will surely appreciate its delicately fruity notes and light bubbles. Of course, the champagnes you used to create your sauce are also excellent pairings.

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A very personal champagne, reminiscent of Sunday meals. A blend of all the plots and grape varieties, with the elegance and fine bubbles that characterize the De Lozey house.

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Now you are armed to delight your guests with this delicious monkfish with champagne recipe. All that's left is to sit down at the table and enjoy your meal. When setting your table, consider which glasses to choose for a proper tasting experience. Also, remember that your champagne should be served at the right temperature, between 8°C and 12°C.

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