Monkfish in Cartoccio

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa


  • Four  5-ounce monkfish fillets, cut across the bone
  • 1/2 Cup  Niçoise olives, whole and pitted
  • 1 Cup  sliced carrot
  • 12  cherry tomatoes
  • sprigs thyme
  • cloves garlic, peeled
  • bay leaf
  • 1/2 Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Cup  water
  • 4 Teaspoons  butter
  • 1/2 Cup  white wine
  • 1/4 Cup  olive oil
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste



Heat a large skillet over medium flame for 2-3 minutes. Season the monkfish generously with salt and pepper. Add the olive oil to the pan and heat 20-30 seconds. Place the seasoned fish in to pan evenly and cook for 1 minute. Turn the flame down to low. Turn the fish periodically and gently brown all of the sides of the fish. Turn the flame off and remove the fish to a platter with parchment paper or other. 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small sauce pot, heat the water, ½ of the extra-virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt and 1 bay leaf to a boil. Add the carrots and cook 2-3 minutes. Remove the carrots from the heat and strain.

Place a sheet of foil covered by a sheet of parchment paper on a countertop.  Place ¼ of the cooked carrots, the olives, the tomatoes, 1 sprig of fresh thyme and, 1 garlic clove just left of the center of the foil and paper sheets. Place a piece of cooked fish on top of this pile. Spoon ¼ of the butter, the remaining extra-virgin olive oil, and an ¼ of the wine over the fish. Repeat with the remaining fillets. Fold the right side of the paper and foil sheets evenly over the left side and start folding the edge of the foil from one open end around to the other open end, making a well-sealed package. Carefully make small folds and the package will seal. Place the packages on a cookie sheet and bake in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and allow the packages to sit for 2-3 minutes. Cut the packages open with scissors and serve.


Calories per serving:

562 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 194g 298%
  • Carbs 33g 11%
  • Saturated 35g 176%
  • Fiber 10g 41%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 11g
  • Monounsaturated 128g
  • Polyunsaturated 22g
  • Protein 87g 175%
  • Cholesterol 183mg 61%
  • Sodium 650mg 27%
  • Calcium 263mg 26%
  • Magnesium 195mg 49%
  • Potassium 3,322mg 95%
  • Iron 9mg 48%
  • Zinc 4mg 24%
  • Phosphorus 1,277mg 182%
  • Vitamin A 1,224µg 136%
  • Vitamin C 64mg 106%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 22%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 32%
  • Niacin (B3) 15mg 73%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 96%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 99µg 25%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 86%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 27mg 133%
  • Vitamin K 135µg 169%
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