|By Michael S. Contratto (BonaireTalker - Post #55) on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 6:36 pm:|
We'll be on Bonaire a month from today. Just wondering if any of the local restaurants are doing their part to get lionfish off the reefs by putting them on the menu. I've heard the nasty critters are very tasty when grilled...
|By Bonnie C (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #121) on Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 10:06 am:|
I was wondering that too. I'm curious enough to try it. Does the lionfish protocol allow for getting them to restaurants?
|By Antoine Dodson (BonaireTalker - Post #58) on Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 10:33 am:|
From my reading and past trips, most are too small for the frying pan.
|By Brian ******* (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4860) on Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 3:37 pm:|
Most of the ones I saw would need to be made into a starter such as whitebait.
|By Bas Tol - www.vipdiving.com (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #420) on Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 3:57 pm:|
|By Fred Biersack (BonaireTalker - Post #29) on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 7:02 pm:|
We were in Playa Del Carmen in 010. They indicated the Lion fish is quite tasty if cooked the right way? Local reefs were saturated with Lion fish.
|By Tom Schamp (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #650) on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 7:21 pm:|
"Saturated" is a bad word in this context.
|By Fred Biersack (BonaireTalker - Post #30) on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 9:38 pm:|
Actually, diving was excellent; groupers, stingray, octopus, turtles, morays. they took us to see bull sharks, they weren't there. I don't know if i was happy or sad (-
|By Fred Biersack (BonaireTalker - Post #31) on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 9:42 pm:|
Lion fish spikes are poisonous and have no natural enemies, the reefs are getting overrun with lion fish. Maybe saturated was wrong word, they are killing other fish and it is becoming major problem.
|By Mel Briscoe (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #853) on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 10:41 pm:|
Actually, the lionfish are venomous, not poisonous. The difference is you have to be stuck to get the venom in you, whereas poisonous means you have to eat the fish to get poisoned. But the fish are not poisonous; in fact, they are quite tasty eating!
|By Fred Biersack (BonaireTalker - Post #32) on Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 10:39 am:|
thanks\ any restaurants serving ?
|By Mel Briscoe (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #855) on Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 1:11 pm:|
Not that I've heard of yet, but I suspect it is only a matter of time. They'll get my business...much better than Wahoo IMHO!
|By Deb Gunther (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 4:59 pm:|
Tasty, tasty invasive species! The meat is firm, bright white, and very mild in flavor. I wish I could have brought some back to the US, but it's still hard to come by.
|By Bryan Becker (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Friday, March 18, 2011 - 12:28 am:|
Ok, I am not a big fan of eating fish (It's a childhood thing, I choked on a bone), but I would love to consume some of these invading species. lol
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