Joe Wicks' Monkfish Kebabs With Tabbouleh Recipe

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Body coach Joe Wicks Lean in 15 recipe Monkfish kebabs with tabbouleh
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

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  1. Preheat your grill to maximum and bring a saucepan of water to the boil.
  2. As soon as the water has boiled, dump in the bulgur wheat and cook according to the packet instructions (about 8 minutes) before draining through a fine sieve and rinsing under cold running water.
  3. Slide the monkfish onto one massive skewer or two smaller ones. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the monkfish for 8–9 minutes, rotating a couple of times while cooking.
  4. Tip the drained bulgur wheat into a bowl and add the chopped herbs, the tomato (scraping in all the tomato juice too), red pepper, spring onions, the juice of 1 lemon and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients together.
  5. Serve up the tabbouleh with the cooked monkfish skewers on top, a final spritz of lemon juice, some grated lemon zest and pitta bread on the side.


  • 50g dried bulgur wheat
  • 250g monkfish, trimmed and chopped into 2–3cm chunks
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 ripe tomato, roughly chopped
  • 2 roasted red peppers from a jar, roughly sliced
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 lemons
  • pitta bread, to serve