|me with my some of my lionfish catch! 3 big ones!|
Edit: Alex from Ifs Ands & Butts was awesome enough to send me a link to Traditional Fisheries, a progressive commercial supplier of lionfish. Please check out their website, their fishing co-ops, and buy some lionfish!
|one of our lionfish hauls at my dive shop|
- 1 lionfish fillet – size is up to you, depends on what you want to eat. What you see in the photo is 1/2 a decent size fillet (I gave the other half to a feral cat outside my house)
- breading mixture for lionfish – I used a couple tablespoons of flour, a teaspoon of corn starch, a teaspoon of panko and some salt & pepper
- two corn tortillas
- a lime
- two eggs
- cabbage or other veggies of your choice
- 1/2 can of black beans
- green onions or chives
- whatever you want to serve it with – mine had pickled hearts of palm and caraway sauerkraut!
This is a really loose recipe. I’m not going to explain how to poach an egg. Google that shit! Anyway, basically I breaded and fried the lionfish fillet, then broke it up after it was done cooking (only a couple minutes on each side! fish cooks fast!). I warmed the corn tortillas on my gas grill, heated up the beans in a small pot with the juice of half the lime and seasoned them with salt and pepper. Threw the beans on the tortillas, cut up a little cabbage and got that on there, topped that with the poached eggs. On top of the eggs I put the lionfish and the green onions. Just like you see in the photo! Then I devoured it. It was delicious.