Here I show you how to fillet a lionfish without removing the spines. It is dangerous and you could get stung, so be extra careful! Read more about how to handle lionfish safely.
First cut the fins. Some people eat the lionfish wings. Fried, they are like potato chips. The head is ok to hold while filleting the fish. Make sure to cut the stomach out of your fillet. You can then use a fork to hold the skin down while you remove it from the fillet. Lionfish are tasty to eat and you are helping save the reefs by eating them. Learn the different ways to cook lionfish.