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Dawgluver 06-02-2015 12:01 PM

Lion fish: eat them to beat them
 
Interesting (at least to me) article, and where to find and eat them:
Lion Fish: “Eat Them to Beat Them” - The Yucatan Times

This is a delicious fish. My favorite prep is coconut crusted. To die for!

Andy M. 06-02-2015 12:42 PM

We hear a lot about the lionfish problem in Aruba. It's fished there and offered in some restaurants to try to keep the population down. It's not very widespread.

Dawgluver 06-02-2015 12:50 PM

Lion fish: eat them to beat them
 
I've seen a few when we snorkel in Cozumel. Most are out deeper. There was a recent video on YouTube that showed a diver spearing bunches of them, they were everywhere.

Nasty beasties, they eat all the baby fish of other species like grouper.

Have you tried lion fish, Andy?

Kayelle 06-02-2015 12:56 PM

Very interesting Dawg! Take a look at this video..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxSPWOxYu7Y

Dawgluver 06-02-2015 01:02 PM

Cool video, Kay! Thanks! They are voracious, non-native predators. I may have to bring a spear gun and a bag next time we go back to Cozumel.

Kayelle 06-02-2015 01:53 PM

With all the bad press, I refuse to eat Swai, although it's the cheapest fish on the market.
Makes one wonder why lion fish couldn't be marketed all over so we could all "eat them to beat them" too.

Dawgluver 06-02-2015 02:23 PM

Lion fish: eat them to beat them
 
I agree. Part of the problem is that lion fish have to be speared by divers. They don't take bait and hooks. Swai are farmed, the proverbial "fish in a barrel."

GotGarlic 06-02-2015 02:30 PM

I tried swai once. Didn't care for it. It's not as good as salmon and not as nutritious, either.

Andy M. 06-02-2015 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dawgluver (Post 1424211)
...Have you tried lion fish, Andy?


Haven't had the opportunity. I look fo rit on menus in Aruba but it hasn't shown up where we've been.

Dawgluver 06-02-2015 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andy M. (Post 1424225)
Haven't had the opportunity. I look fo rit on menus in Aruba but it hasn't shown up where we've been.


There's a list of Aruban restaurants that serve it on the link I posted.

In Cozumel, my hands-down favorite is at La Perlita, a well-established and much beloved locals place. On Thursdays, they have two for one pez leon (lion fish). The lion fish ceviche is also excellent.


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