Maine Coast Monkfish Stew

a new recipe for fisheries stew-ardship

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A delicious way to support Maine fishermen and 

Fishermen Feeding Mainers 

The Tail of the Monkfish Stew

MCFA started Fishermen Feeding Mainers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maine fishermen who catch species like pollock, hake, and monkfish, lost the markets for their catch, and at the same time, food insecurity in Maine spiked. We saw an opportunity for a win-win and developed Fishermen Feeding Mainers to support local fishermen and the working waterfront while feeding our neighbors in need. 

Not everyone who received seafood donations was comfortable cooking the variety of seafood harvested by local fishermen. In response, MCFA worked with local-based Hurricane's Premium Soups and Chowders to develop an easy-to-cook, and delicious-to-eat, soup to introduce Monkfish to Maine's communities. 


From the first bite, we knew we had something special.  Gulf of Maine monkfish and lobster stock, cooked together with Maine, potatoes, veggies, and cream created an easy-to-eat meal that was rich, complex, and filling. 


All proceeds from the Maine Coast Monkfish Stew benefit MCFA’s Fishermen Feeding Mainers program.


The Stew comes in heat and serve, 16 oz pouches that can be easily heated in a pot of simmering water and served right out of the bag.

What's a Monkfish?

Gulf of Maine monkfish is a bottom-dwelling angler fish that is classified as a smart seafood choice by Seafood Watch as it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations. The tail meat is firm and dense and has a texture similar to lobster meat. In addition to being a good source of protein, monkfish is low in sodium and a good source of vitamins B6, B12, potassium, phosphorus, and selenium.

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Throughout Maine... & Beyond!

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The Lobster Company

Arundel, ME

Morning Glory Natural Foods

Brunswick, ME

Dorr's Lobster Market

Ellsworth, ME

Iris Eats

Harpswell, ME

Portland Food Co-Op

Portland, ME

SoPo Seafood

South Portland, ME

Dorr's Lobster Market

Bangor, ME

Frontier Cafe

Brunswick, ME

Mainely Maine Seafood

Freeport, ME

New Morning Natural Foods

Kennebunk, ME

Fork Food Lab

Portland, ME

Emery Farms

Wayne, ME

Brunswick Diner

Brunswick, ME

Pinkham's Gourmet Market

Boothbay, ME

Hurricane's Premium Soups & Chowders

Greene, ME

Free Range Seafood

Portland, ME

Browne Trading Company

Portland, ME

Seacoast Brothers Butcher Shop

York, ME

Wild Oats Bakery

Hallowell, ME

Tiller & Rye Local Grocers

Brewer, ME

Maine Local Market

Hallowell, ME

Harbor Fish Market

Portland, ME

The Miller's Table at Maine Grains

Skowhegan, ME

York River Landing

York, ME


Maine Bay & Berry

State College PA