Nutritional value of lionfish

Lionfish is a healthy choice of fish to eat as they are shown to have a higher concentration of heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids and a lower concentration of Omega 6 fatty acids. This all helps your cholesterol as the fatty acids in lionfish help to lower your bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise your good cholesterol (HDL). Nutritional studies have also found lionfish to be high in lean protein, and that lionfish, compared to … Continue reading

How to cook lionfish

Restaurants that serve lionfish in Grand Cayman

So you want to know how to cook lionfish. Well like there are many ways to cook fish, there are many ways to cook lionfish. Here are some of the ways you can turn lionfish into a tasty meal: Make them into a fishcake and pan fry (skillet) them Make them into a rosti and pan fry them Batter them and deep fry them, and have them as a fritter Cover them in breadcrumbs and pan … Continue reading

Lionfish recipes

Of all the lionfish recipes that are out there, this is by far my absolute favorite: (Click to open in a new window) The reason why it is my favorite recipe is because I have cooked lionfish fish cakes many times and I love them, my wife regards them as addictive and everyone else who has had them want more. Lots more!  People invite themselves round for dinner so we can make them more of … Continue reading

How to fillet a lionfish

Just like many things in life, knowing how to fillet a lionfish is a real skill. I have a fillet knife at home which I keep very sharp but like most things in life, you have to practice to become, and remain, good at something. When I haven’t cut up a lionfish for a month or two then my filleting is rubbish. But 4 or 5 fish later and it all comes back to me, … Continue reading

Lionfish cookbook

  For those of you who can cook, then here is a cookbook that is dedicated just to some of the best and tastiest lionfish recipes. This book gives you information on how to effectively catch, handle and prepare lionfish. There is nothing better than catching a lionfish and having it cooked to perfection and ready to eat only a few hours later. However, if you are not a culler it doesn’t matter. If you can buy … Continue reading

Restaurants that serve lionfish in Grand Cayman (East End & North Side)

Restaurants that serve lionfish in Grand Cayman

Lionfish arrived in Grand Cayman in 2009 and it did not take long for local restaurants to start serving this sustainable choice of fish on their menus. That’s because lionfish are absolutely delicious to eat. The white flaky meat is mild, delicate, tender and buttery. Restaurants love to have lionfish on their menu.  It’s abundantly available, and fresh off the divers spear TODAY. No need for ordering from overseas, or ordering it in big frozen packs, … Continue reading

Are lionfish safe to eat?

Are lionfish safe to eat? Cleaning the day's catch on the dock after our lionfish hunt.

On a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon when I return to the Morritts dock from the twice-weekly lionfish hunt on our work dive boat (Tortuga Divers), tourists regularly find me on the dock sorting out the afternoons catch. They normally ask me these 3 questions in this order: What type of fish are those? Are lionfish safe to eat? Can I buy some? So, are lionfish safe to eat? Well the answer to the question “Are … Continue reading