Linguine con guance di coda di rospo

Linguine with monkfish cheeks, tomatoes, chilli and lemon

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Anna Del Conte on Pasta

By Anna Del Conte

Published 2015

  • About

Monkfish cheeks are often seen on the fishmonger’s counter and they should never be ignored. They can be coated in egg and breadcrumbs and fried, or used to make this sauce.


  • 300 g/10½ oz monkfish cheeks
  • 350 g/12 oz


Remove any skin from the monkfish and cut the fish into 2cm/¾ inch cubes.

Cook the linguine in boiling salted water.

While the pasta is cooking, heat 4 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan, add the garlic, anchovy fillets, oregano, chilli and lemon rind and fry for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the tomatoes, fry for 3–4 minutes and then throw in the monkfish and sau