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Lionfish on the menu in Columbus?

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    OSURob
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    If anyone has followed the story of the devestating effects of the Lionfish invasion in Florida and the Caribbean, they would know that the only way to stop this is to get humans to fish them out of existence.

    Supposidly, it is a very mild fish and is great cooked in any manor. They are an abundant and relatively cheap fish. I was wondering if anyone had stumbled upon them on a menu here in Columbus. I would love to do my part in fighting the invasion while supporting a local business at the same time! A quick check on yelp revealed no results.

    If you are unfamiliar with the lionfish invasion, I suggest you read up on it.

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    derm
    derm
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    Bizarre Foods did a Keys Edition and they spearfished them and cooked them up. Looked like fun and tasty. Between shooting Iguanas for food and spearfishing Lion Fish you could hunt invasives and fill your freezer down there.

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    Porky
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    I’ve not seen them on any menu’s locally. They are pretty good, I would describe them as nutty/buttery with texture more like a shellfish.
    We were in Belize a couple of years ago and our dive guide was spearing them left and right and later that was what we had for dinner. You’re right the invasion is quite devastating in the Caribbean. They were everywhere and of course they’re not supposed to be there. In addition to trying to get more chefs to have them on the menu, they are also trying to train the native Groupers to eat them, because right now, they have no predators.

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