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 lionfish where you live then buy the lionfish cookbook and get cooking up some of those awesome recipes. There are 45 recipes in total.
Remember if you eat locally caught lionfish then you are doing your bit to help with the war against lionfish. While many traditional native seafood species are under immense fishing pressure and need for protection, lionfish are a tasty, nutritious and environmentally conscious seafood choice. It’s the most eco-friendly choice of fish to eat!
And if you read my post on “Are lionfish safe to eat?” then you will learn that lionfish are a healthy choice of fish as they are shown to have:
- A higher concentration of heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids
- A lower level of saturated fats
- A lower level of heavy metals such as mercury.
So buy the lionfish cookbook today and note that if you buy a new copy, rather than a used copy, then the non-profit Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) survey group receive some of the proceeds from the book’s sale. Kill lionfish, eat a tasty meal and support a non-profit environmental organisation. Everyone is a winner (except the lionfish!).
I haven’t been able to find out anything about eating lionfish eggs (taken from a lionfish being cleaned, of course, not from an egg mass after being laid).
I have read something about a repellant in the egg mass after being laid, but literally no mention of human consumption of lionfish eggs. I’ve been eating “table fish” eggs since my childhood along the Mississippi River in Iowa.
I bought a particularly large lionfish from whole foods yesterday and this got me to wondering about their eggs.
Sorry, just like yourself I have never read anything regarding human consumption of lionfish eggs. They are edible, but they don’t seem to taste very nice. A friend of mine had a $100us bet to see who could eat a lionfish egg sack the quickest. He won but he said he would only do it again if money was involved. The egg sack does have a nasty tasting repellant on it. Sorry for the delay in responding.