Ways to Prepare and Cook Lionfish
Lionfish are delicious and we need to eat them to beat them. Even though lionfish spines are venomous, the fish are safe to eat. There are plenty of ways to prepare lionfish; baked, broiled, fried, poached, grilled, seared or blackened.
Learn about safely handling lionfish in the water and cleaning them for cooking.
Articles About Eating Lionfish
The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Back
Those waging the war against this devastating wave of the venomous species have taken on an ‘eat ‘em to beat ‘em’ approach.
Miami Restaurants Dishing Out A Solution To The Lionfish Invasion
Lionfish have been devastating Florida’s aquatic ecosystem as uninterrupted predators of native species. But now Miami chefs are turning the tables, putting these invasive fish on their menus.
Florida chefs turn lionfish from foe to dinner favorite
Local chefs are working to turn this predator into a delicacy, serving it up in restaurants across the state.
Eat The Enemy: 3 Ways To Cook Lionfish, The New King Of The Underwater Jungle
This story is part of “Eat The Enemy,” a HuffPost series on edible invasive species, non-native plants and animals you can help contain from the comfort of your dinner table.
“Eat the Enemy”and Enjoy Lionfish This Summer
Anchored down in the middle of glass-like, sky blue waters off the coast of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, I was finishing up a leftover bite of conch salad as Tricia Ferguson, author of The Lionfish Cookbook, slipped on a wetsuit and prepared for a hunt.
LOCAL CATCH: Trapping and Tasting an Invader
Faced with a lionfish invasion, some researchers, divers and restaurant owners from Carteret County decided to fight — and bite — back.
Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em
Divers hunt them, conservation organizations host fishing competitions, and lobster fishermen trap them. But we can all help lessen their impact by eating them!
Lionfish Recipes Submitted by Local Divers
Fried Bahamian Style, Tempura Lionfish, Seared Greek Style, Fluffy Battered Lionfish, Bahamian Fish Fry, and more.
Recipes from “The Lionfish Cookbook”
Cut off the venomous spines, and lionfish go from malicious to delicious.
Our Favorite Lionfish Recipes
Slay Your Hunger with These Tasty Lionfish Recipes
Here’s something you don’t hear too often: Eat a fish, save a reef. The fish in question is the invasive lionfish.
Cleaning Lionfish and Lionfish Recipes
From Filet to Entrée!
Invasive and Delicious: Lionfish in Costa Rica (recipe)
According to Fabio Mena from online news daily Costa Rica Hoy, the Ministry of Energy and the Environment (Spanish acronym: MINAE) is ready to launch a culinary campaign to help eradicate this invasive species.
Butter Baked Lionfish with Fresh Vegetables
How to Cook Lionfish
The lionfish is light, tender, and flaky, with a texture similar to butterfish.