That particular evening started with a benign game of chess between Ivo and Tyler aboard Rocksteady.
But then Ryan and Stacie showed up with a bucket of fish a friend gave them.
„Lionfish, Ryan, who loves animals and nature more than anything in the world, explained, is a non indigenous invasive species here in Florida, and you can catch it and eat it all you want. It has poisonous spikes, but if we manage to cut them off without getting stung, we can eat the meat and we will not die! “
This sounds almost reassuring…
So basically, you need to fillet the fish without touching it much…To do so, you need to stab it with a knife in the head using a coffee pot.
…Use pliers, knifes, forks, and all available instruments…
…and band up with others if necessary. Team work pays off.
Discard all bones, guts, and spikes. Keep only the fillets.
Repeat as many times as fishes there are in the bucket. Do not forget: Operate with caution!
Then cook the fish! Add salt, lemon, some pepper, and it is delicious! And ask a friend to make the salad!
What’s left to do is eat the fish, with lots of salad, beer, friends.
I tried it and I loved it!
„Lionfish are an invasive species that threaten Florida’s saltwater fish and wildlife. The FWC encourages people to remove lionfish in Florida waters to limit negative impacts to native fish and wildlife. Lionfish can be speared, caught in hand-held nets or caught on hook and line.
A recreational fishing license is not required for recreational fishers targeting lionfish while using a pole spear, a Hawaiian Sling, a handheld net or any spearing device that is specifically designed and marketed exclusively for lionfish. There is no recreational or commercial harvest bag limit for lionfish.“ (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
I just want to add to this that it is extremely tasty and safe to eat if correctly prepared and: Thank you Ryan, this was the greatest tasting poisonous fish ever!