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Old 11-01-2011, 10:00 PM   #11
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Lionfish is the gorgeous black and white aquarium fish with poisonous spines, an import that escaped after a Florida hurricane, and is now all over the Carribbean, eating everything in sight. They too are delicious.http://snre.umich.edu/postcards/wp-c...lionfish-1.jpg
Oh, OK, I got ya now. I had no idea they had been going crazy down there! Beautiful fish, had no idea they were delicious too!!
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:21 PM   #12
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Oh, OK, I got ya now. I had no idea they had been going crazy down there! Beautiful fish, had no idea they were delicious too!!
Cozumel, for one island, has been hosting lionfish hunts. Divemasters and specially licensed divers spear them and feed 'em to the morays and any other critter, including local restaurants. It's sad that their population has exploded, and they have decimated a lot of the native fish.

Need gloves to get rid of the spines, then they taste like a very mild fish. Make a nice ceviche too.
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I, too, was surprised to hear very recently on NPR that the lionfish is being heavily marketed and promoted in the Caribbeans as a delicious fish (in the hope that consumption demand might put a dent in their invasive population). With a warning from the waiter about its spines, I'd like to try one served whole.
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I, too, was surprised to hear very recently on NPR that the lionfish is being heavily marketed and promoted in the Caribbeans as a delicious fish (in the hope that consumption demand might put a dent in their invasive population). With a warning from the waiter about its spines, I'd like to try one served whole.
The spines would be removed, probably with gloves and scissors. They couldn't serve them otherwise. I will try to find a link to the recipes and hunt. People rave about how good they taste!
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