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Old 08-27-2016, 06:03 PM   #1
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We were in Whole Paycheck today looking for some hard to find things. They had whole lionfish for $8.99 a pound. We didn't get any but for those of you that like them, might want to check and see if your local WF has them. Really surprised they still had their full spine complement.

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Old 08-27-2016, 06:11 PM   #2
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This is very good news, Medtran! It's some of the best tasting fish you can eat, mild, flaky, and just plain delicious. I'm pleased that it's finally being sold commercially! We don't have Whole Paycheck anywhere around here, but I'll have to let my brother know to look for it.

Caribbean islands, where this unwanted predator has been decimating the baby fish, are finally getting the word out, and the lionfish population is starting to decline.
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:22 PM   #3
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Shoot. I see it's only in Whole Foods in Florida.
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Sorry, didn't know. Maybe they're just testing the market and will eventually expand if they sell enough.
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Well, next time I'm in FL, I may have to stuff my suitcase with it. Was it fresh, or frozen?

That's an excellent price as well, considering how labor intensive it is to catch them. Most are speared by divers, though some might be netted.
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Old 08-27-2016, 07:58 PM   #6
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Fresh. Yeah compared to hogfish, which used to be only spear fished, at around $20 per pound, that's not too bad.
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Hm. Fresh won't work in my suitcase. If you get some, I can give you a few ideas for recipes! My favorite is coconut crusted. We eat it at least twice every trip to Cozumel.
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Such a gorgeous looking fish with such a beautiful, deceptive, beastly, bear-biting , b**breaking, barbarous, sting...........DON'T ever touch one...........no matter how she sings her siren's song and wafts her fins towards you........you will REGRET it if you touch it..........However, GLAD to know that they taste good.......but I'd have to have a coroner's report to make sure it was dead and fully cooked...........:)
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Nothing to worry about eating them, expat. They even make the freshest tasting raw ceviche. The spines are the only things that are venomous, and have nothing to do with the flesh. I could go on for hours about how delicious this fish is, and I'm usually a walleye girl.
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Well, given the sting I was given, I'm ready to eat those beasties anytime........anyplace,,,,,,,anywhere,,,,,bring them on.........:):):)
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