Lionfish Nuggets Sure Look Tasty

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The big seller at the Bimini Big Game Club in the Bahamas are the Panko Breaded Lionfish Nuggets with over 400 served last month. With 'proper cleaning' - which I imagine is a bit hard to do :) - Lionfish are said to be quite tasty. This is the latest an effort to find an eco-solution to the well-documented Lionfish invasion of the Caribbean. “If you can’t beat them, eat them.” Get your Lionfish recipe below.

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    Photo: Bimini Big Game Club

    Recipe for Panko Breaded Lionfish Nuggets a la Bimini Big Game Club
    (Please carefully adhere to cleaning recommendations before preparing)

    Lionfish Nuggets:

    • 4 oz of Lionfish
    • Flour
    • 1 cup liquid egg
    • Panko breadcrumb
    • Salt and pepper
    • Cajun seasoning

    In 3 separate bowls place your liquid egg, flour and breadcrumb. Cut Lionfish into small bite sized pieces and season with salt and pepper and Cajun seasoning. Dip pieces into flour, shake off excess flour, and then dip into liquid egg and then into Panko breading. Once covered in the breading they are ready to take a long hot bath in some hot oil at 325 degrees until crispy golden brown.

    Homemade Cilantro and Key Lime Tartar Sauce:

    • Mayonnaise 1 cup
    • 1 gherkin or small pickle
    • 2 tbs Key Lime juice
    • 6 leaves of chopped cilantro
    • 2 tbs of chopped capers

    Make sure all above ingredients are FINELY chopped. Mix the above ingredients in a mixing bowl and fold ingredients together and add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until time of service to remain fresh.

    Full article:
    http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Lionfish-on-the-menu-in-The-Bahamas-8355.html

    The US federal government’s chief fisheries management agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is in agreement, having developed an Eat Lionfish campaign:


    http://www.ccfhr.noaa.gov/docs/EatLionfishPullCard.pdf.
     
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  3. khowst

    khowst Bangghai Cardinal

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    Next time we get someone with one in a tank that crashes I say do it up!
     
  4. saltysupply

    saltysupply 3reef Sponsor

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    Was actually in the Marathon for the last week, Lazy Days has Coconut Lionfish sandwhich and Fried Whole Lionfish, they were both really good!
     
  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I am seriously hungry now.
     
  6. BoostLED

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    Looks yummy! If you are going to "DIY", just gotta be careful with those spines and filet the flesh. *DROOL*
     
  7. Blue Falcon

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    That looks delicious. If my lionfish ever stings me I'll keep this recipe in mind. MUAHAHAHAHAHA
     
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  9. heidimi

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    I am wondering if anyone can spear them? My neighbors have a boat and go down in the winter. They spear lobster (that is regulated but it was so fun to do!) Just wondering out loud I guess if you can clean them and fry them up yourself or if you have to have special permits or something. Sounds super delicious! Thanks for sharing this Matt Rogers!

    Heidi
     
  10. ferretfish

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    dat looks really good
     
  11. stepho

    stepho Panda Puffer

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    Just needed a valid florida fishing license last time I checked.
     
  12. MajesticCoral

    MajesticCoral Fire Worm

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    I wonder if there's a risk of getting poisoned if they are done wrong kind of like how the do I think it's called moogoo