"A Banda" style rice with monkfish

60 min
Type of dish: Shellfish, Fish, Rices
Seasonal period: All year
Ingredients for 5 portions
Ingredients for portions/units
Garlic, bulb 2.0 ud
Onion 0.25 kg
Leek 2.0 ud
Saffron 1.0 g
Fumet 1.5 l
Monkfish 0.125 kg
Baby squid 0.1 kg
Prawns 0.1 kg
Parsley 3.0 g
Parsley sauce 0.125 l
Onion 0.1 kg
Green leek 1.0 ud
Parsley 0.001 g
Fish heads and bones 0.4 kg
Water 1.5 l

For the fumet:

  • Prepare a substantial fumet with fish bones and shellfish shells.

For the rice:

  • Fry the garlic, the onion and the leek cut into brunoise with the squid, also cut into brunoise.
  • Add the rice, the parsley and the saffron.
  • Cover with the fumet, adjust to taste and boil the rice for around 10 minutes.
  • Introduce in the fast chiller to stop the cooking and keep per portion vaccumed well spread out on a tray.

For the monkfish:

  • Clean the monkfish and cut into rings.
  • Vacuum the rings seasoned with some extra virgin olive oil, garlic cut into brunoise and chopped garlic.
  • Cook in a vacuum for 10 minutes at 50 ºC.
  • Cool and set aside.

For the monkfish pil-pil:

  • Fry the garlic with olive oil. Let cool.
  • Cook in the same oil the heads, the bones and parts of the monkfish.
  • Emulsify a monkfish pil-pil with the juice of the heads, the bones and the oil.
  • Let sit.

For the squid noodles:

  • Clean the squid.
  • Cut into 6 or 8 squares of the same size.
  • Stack the squares in an orderly way, one over the other, making blocks of 6 or 8 parts.
  • Cover the blocks with cling film trying not dismantle them and freeze them.
  • Once frozen, remove the plastic and cut into thin layers from the lateral of the block, with the cutting machine to obtain noodle shaped strips.
  • Vacuum the squid noodles seasoned and with virgin olive oil and chopped parsley. Set aside.
  • For the langoustines:
  • Peel a langoustine per each portion, leaving the head and the last ring of the tail.

For the clams:

  • Clean the clams in cold water with salt.
  • For decoration:
  • Chopped parsley.
  • Prepare a parsley oil.


  • Put two clams per portion in a pan with some fumet. Cover and open.
  • Add the rice, the fumet and the langoustine. Cook stirring carefully trying not to break the langoustine.
  • Add some virgin olive oil.
  • Vacuum the noodles at 65 ºC for 1,5 minutes.
  • Fry a monkfish ring in a pan.
  • Plate up the rice with a ring.
  • Place the langoustine over and place the squid noodles on top.
  • Place the clams and the monkfish ring next to the rice.
  • Cover the monkfish with its pil-pil.
  • Decorate with chopped parsley and parsley oil.


Nutritional information (1 portion)
Fiber 14.79 g
Saturates 17.29 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 77.88 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 13.05 g
Cholesterol 62.79 mg
Calcium 472.49 mg
Iron 8.01 mg
Zinc 4.31 mg
Vitamin A 387.41 ug
Vitamin C 118.05 g
Folic acid 388.93 ug
Salt (Sodium) 453.52 mg
Sugars 32.93 g
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