This is a brilliant dish from Judy Rodgers' Zuni Cafe Cookbook, and is far easier to make than the end result implies.
Saute fennel then a little onion. Add white wine, tomatoes, garlic, chili, saffron and a splash of liquor such as ouzo, pernod or sherry. Add fish or chicken stock. Then add cooked white beans. (Here's a simple way to cook the beans, introducing lots of flavor)
Sear and broil the monkfish and shrimp - then toss over the vegetables/beans.