Grind a hot pepper in salt / cut slits in the side of the lionfish (head on) and rub the spicy salt all over the body of the fish / hard pan fry with peanut oil 1/4” deep. Serve with peas and rice, home made macaroni and cheese, and cole slaw with hot sauce.
Briefly marinate lionfish filets in calamnsi juice (or lime) and salt. Flash grill in hot pan with olive oil or serve as ceviche. Make a dip by crushing 3 mild chillies in soy sauce and calamansi juice (or lime). Serve with sticky rice, grilled vegetables and mango chutney on the side. Eat with chop sticks.
Place sticky rice on seaweed wrap. Place raw lionfish filet, thin long sliced carrots, cucumber, raw turnip and fresh basil leaf. Roll tight and serve with soy sauce and wasabi.
Place 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Trout Roe on a raw Lionfish filet on a crustless white bread toast point. Place 2 capers on top and serve
Use soft flour or crunchy corn tortillas. Spice Lionfish Filets with blackened seasoning and sear on a hot pan with olive oil. Place Lionfish in tortilla. Add shredded lettuce, home made spicy pico de gallo, warmed black beans, shredded cheese, top with sour cream
Place butter, Lionfish filet, sliced onion, squash, zuccini , and carrot with a squeeze of lime in a piece of aluminum foil and place over a fire for around 6 to 8 minutes. Serve with a roll (so you can dip it in the sauce)
First make your own bread by combining equal parts white and whole wheat (2 cups), pinch of salt, 2 tablespoons of of olive oil, and about 1/2 cup of water. Mix together to a firm dough consistency. Flatten dough with rolling pin or bottle and place in a hot non-greased pan.
A couple of minutes on each side. Spice Lionfish filets with lemon pepper and grill till golden brown on each side. Wrap fish, lettuce, tomato, black olives, thin carrot and onion slices in the wrap. Make a dressing out of equal parts olive oil and apple cider vinegar with salt pepper and fresh thyme. Shake vigorously in a bottle and pour in the wrap.
Lightly grill Lionfish filets in olive oil and your choice of spice. Slice a pickled cherry pepper half way through and take out the seeds. Stuff with shredded jack cheese and grilled Lionfish and precooked bacon bits.
Sprinkle the stuffed pepper with flour and dip it in pancake batter. Deep fry until golden brown. Dip in marinara sauce.
Whisk 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and put on low heat until sugar melts. Cut Lionfish fillets into 1-inch wide strips lengthwise soak in soy mixture in the fridge for 4 hrs. Remove, pat dry, and place in dehydrator or oven on lowest temp for the desired dryness level.
Marinate filet Lionfish, sliced onion, salt & pepper in fresh squeezed lime juice. Eat with crackers.
Soak Lionfish in beer for 5 minutes, dip in milk then dip in egg, dust in mixture of flour, salt, pepper nutmeg, and basil. Deep fry until golden brown.
Simmer onion, garlic, and lemon pepper in cream for 5 minutes then put small lionfish filets in for 3 minutes. Pour over pasta, sprinkle with parmesan cheese, garnish with fresh parsley and serve with garlic toast.
Whisk teriyaki and garlic together and rub on lionfish filets cover and keep cool for 15 minutes. Grill or broil fish. When done sprinkle with fresh cilantro. Serve with boiled potatoes and grilled vegetables.
Skewer Lionfish filets with pineapple, onion, bell pepper, tomato wedges, and shrimp. Rub a mixture of honey and teriyaki on the skewer as it is over the grill.
Finely grind almonds, bread, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a food processor. Add roasted peppers, vinegar, and salt & pepper, then puree, adding oil in a slow stream. Pour puree over Lionfish in a baking pan and broil
Puree black beans, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lime juice then simmer in a saucepan. Simmer a combination of olive oil, white wine, scallions, tomato and poblamo for a minute and add Lionfish filet.
Cook 5 minutes. Strain sauce into black bean sauce and mix. Pour the combo sauce on a plate and place the fish filet and simmered vegetables on top. Garnish with cilantro.
Cut slits into whole lionfish and rub lemon pepper into the flesh. Cook on the grill until done. When coals burn down place lionfish back on the grill over night to dry out and absorb smoke.
In the morning pull flesh off of the fish. Combine smoked lionfish with mayonnaise, fresh cilantro, fresh squeezed lemon juice, lemon pepper, onion, diced carrot, and hot sauce. Serve in a toast sandwich with lettuce and tomato.
Coat aluminum foil wrap in olive oil then insert lionfish, onion, tomato slices, bell pepper, carrot, pineapple, squash, zuccini, lemon zest, salt, pepper, thyme. Place over a fire for 6 to 10 minutes. Serve with brown rice and a slice of fresh mango on the side.
here's some fun facts about the lionfish... Lionfish spawn more than once in a season and produce egg sacs with 5,000 to 30,000 eggs.Read more
Lionfish have spines with venom. This venom is painful but can be neutralized in 103 degree temperature. If stung, immerse the effected area in water as hot as you can stand. If no hot water is available use boat or car engine water. Take care in handling lionfish after catching them and you will be OK. I have killed hundreds and have not been stung..Read more