A canadian native now living in the bahamas, tricia is a marine life enthusiast. There is a book devoted to recipes, the lionfish cookbook, by david stone and lad akins, that not only offers scores of ways to prepare them but also helps conserve the ocean. Pdf experimental assessment of lionfish removals to. Lionfish are destroying our coral reefs planting peace. The book is a unique blend of 45 tantalizing recipes, background on the lionfish invasion and its impacts, as well as information on how to. Proceeds from the sale of the book will support reef s marine conservation and lionfish search and removal. The threat has prompted efforts to recruit the public to help fight the invasion. Although it is highly unlikely that lionfish will ever be eradicated from their.
The lionfish invasion of the atlantic has been front page news lately. As a longtime caribbean diver, i was delighted to see the release of this timely work. The caribbeans new delicacy, the lionfish cookbook by tricia ferguson and lad akins. I say eat more lionfish and save the reef while you are at it.
The reef environmental education foundation reef announces the release of the lionfish cookbook, a collection of 45 delicious recipes designed to encourage the removal and consumption of invasive lionfish in the atlantic. For those of you who can cook, then here is a cookbook that is dedicated just to some of the best and tastiest lionfish recipes. Stephanie green, phd has spent the better part of six years researching and documenting the impacts of lionfish in the bahamas and in the greater caribbean, partnering with the reef environmental education foundation reef, and authoring in the gulf and. Reef releases lionfish cookbook reef environmental education. Pdf nutritional properties of the invasive lionfish. This book provides a unique blend of tantalizing recipes.
A major study showed that one lionfish can reduce the number of juvenile fish on a patch of reef by 79% in just five weeks. Significant local, national, and international media coverage of derby events has helped facilitate education to those not geographically connected to the invaded range. Lionfish cookbook reef lionfish cookbook, lionfish recipes. Recipes feature seafood that can be caught or bought in the florida, the caribbean or south atlantic. Support ocean conservation groups that conduct research and firsthand application of methods to control the species. Reef has focused on lionfish control and researching new ways to address the invasion.
Better late than never, cyprus begins culling lionfish. And now, we have lionfish which dont belong swimming all over our reef areas. Check out this great article for more information on debunking the rumors about eating lionfish. Data on fish and invertebrate populations worldwide. Caribbean environment programme united nations environment. Place the lionfish cakes in the pan make sure not to crowd them and cook until browned on each side. If you want to buy the lionfish cookbook then click on amazon here for a direct link. The second edition of the lionfish cookbook contains brand new recipes from. What i would say is if you have a spear with 6 prongs on, all with barbs, then that might not be recommended to use with the mctoob. See more ideas about eat, food recipes and ethnic recipes.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat until hot. But once the lionfish is in the mctoob there is no problem, it just takes an extra 2 to 5 seconds to get the spear out. Released february 2016 the second edition of the lionfish cookbook contains brand new recipes from highly regarded culinary professionals throughout the western atlantic, caribbean and gulf of mexico, all of whom have created unique methods of preparing lionfish. G cover to hold steam in and cook until fish is fork tender. This book provides a unique blend of tantalizing recipes, background on the lionfish invasion and its impacts, as well as information on how to safely catch, handle and prepare the fish. The following is a video demonstration by lad akins, the special projects director working with lionfish at reef. The lionfish is a maroonandwhite striped creature, but once it s cleaned, restaurant chefs and home cooks like to grill, bake and fry its firm white flesh.
He s obviously a veteran in handling and preparing lionfish. A lionfish is a beautiful, wonderful, ornate reef fish, native to the indopacific ocean, said lad akins. In their native range, lionfish eat young damselfish, cardinal fish and. The reef environmental education foundation has just put out the lionfish cookbook, with 45 mouthwatering recipes.
Reef releases lionfish cookbook reef environmental. Pterois is a genus of venomous marine fish, commonly known as lionfish, native to the indopacific. Cooks dressing fresh lionfish must watch the fish s spines. Sea turtles, jellyfish, sharks, and dolphins all live in coral reefs. Here, lad demonstrates proper removal etiquette around delicate corals. This book is a unique blend of recipes with the background of the lionfish invasion and how to safely catch a lionfish.
Reef sells the lionfish cookbook for home chefs, and according to the new york times, some restaurants stateside offer invasive species on their menus miya in new haven, for example, has an allinvasive menu of sushi. Lionfish derbies reef environmental education foundation. Lionfish herd smaller fish into pockets of coral reef or up against barriers and then swallow the prey in a single strike. A new publication from the nonprofit reef environmental education foundation reef survey group, and a great one at that. The lionfish are a delicious table fare with a delicate buttery flavor. Bahamasbased chef tricia ferguson and reef director of special projects lad akins have gathered 45 delectable lionfish recipes for this glossy volume lionfish fritters, orange ginger lionfish, lionfish seafood lasagna you name it. Pterois radiata, pterois volitans, and pterois miles are the most commonly. Reef environmental education foundation reef is dedicated to invasive lionfish research. When oil is hot, dredge fish through beer batter, covering all of the fish fillet. Lionfish cookbook 2nd edition reef environmental education. If youre renting a house in florida or the caribbean and participate in a lionfish roundup, take a few lionfish home and.
Invasion of the lionfish science smithsonian magazine. The lionfish cookbook was recognized one of the top three books in the world in the categories of sustainable food book and fundraisingcharity book. The second edition of the lionfish cookbook contains brand new recipes from highly regarded culinary professionals throughout the western atlantic, caribbean and gulf of mexico, all of whom have created unique methods of preparing lionfish. Competing against thousands of books from more than 200 countries, reefs the lionfish cookbook was awarded best in the world status in two categories at the 22nd annual gourmand world cookbook awards held last month in yantai, china.
A guide to control and management is an important step on an urgent and challenging journey. August 21, 2014 a quick peek at our daily lionfish dives in curacao. We focused on increasing education and outreach, applied research, and control programs. Contrary to what you may have heard, yes, it is safe to eat lionfish. Remove cakes from pan and place back onto sheet pan. The caribbean s new delicacy, the lionfish cookbook by tricia ferguson and lad akins. Recipes from the lionfish cookbook by tricia ferguson and lad akins, with photographs by.
Spearfisherman jarrad thomason, who has frequented florida s reef for the past 25 years, says that he noticed lionfish in deep water about 5 years ago, and now he hardly goes on a dive without seeing them. Proceeds from the sale of the book support reef s marine conservation and lionfish research and removal. That lionfish are delicious table fare with a delicate buttery flavor may be our best hope for helping to remove the fish and minimize its impacts. The volume provides a unique blend of tantalizing recipes, background on the lionfish invasion and its environmental impact, as well as information on how to safely catch, handle, and prepare the fish.
A delicious and nutritious approach for controlling the invasion article pdf available in aacl bioflux 41 april 2011 with 492 reads. Stephanie green act as lead consultants on tcc s lionfish control and management program lcmp. Akins group wrote a lionfish cookbook and teaches divers how to spear lionfish. Also called zebrafish, firefish, turkeyfish, tastyfish or butterflycod, it is characterized by conspicuous warning coloration with red, white, creamy, or black bands, showy pectoral fins, and venomous spiky fin rays.
Reef also expanded these efforts to a broader caribbeanwide audience. Proceeds go to reef, an organization of divers and marine reseachers committed to ocean conservation. The third edition of the seafood cookbook contains brand new recipes, 280 in all. Flower gardens banks national marine sanctuary lionfish invitational. Tracking and monitoring the lionfish populations will aid in a more comprehensive understanding of their growth and future threat. Berry, seafood cookbook author, speaker, producer of green fish blue oceans podcast, and food and nature photographer. America go fishing online store reef lionfish cookbook bookcooklionfish released in february 2016, the new updated 2nd edition of the lionfish cookbook by reef reef environmental education foundation. Lionfish derbies serve to educate participants and the public and raise awareness of the problem. As the executive director of reef for16 years, he helped to. Add fillets and squeeze 12 of the lemon s juice over the tops. Reef has developed a lionfish cookbook to help derbygoers and individuals prepare tasty meals out of the fish. The original 45 appetizer and entree recipes from the first edition are included as.
Distribution map of lionfish invasion usgs and animated map usgs gulf and caribbean fisheries institute gcfi and lionfish. So i highly recommend the mctoob as a quality, well built, lionfish containment device. The original 45 appetizer and entree recipes from the first edition are included as well, providing a blend of. A canadian native now living in the bahamas, tricia is a marine life. The international coral reef initiative icri, as an informal collective, is well placed to provide a mechanism for cooperation on the lionfish issue. Mar 18, 2020 this is a collection of lionfish recipes from around the web. Gotta eat em to beat em, published in explorers journal, national geographic, july 10, 20. Filleting, cleaning, preparing lionfish to eat safe. Reef lionfish are an invasive species, with no natural predators in the atlantic and caribbean. L is for lionfish and lobster green fish blue oceans.
A cookbook is the latest weapon in fight against lionfish invasion. I recommend it having tried out some of these recipes. As a personal chef to the stars on bahamas harbour island, tricia has used her expertise with seafood to adapt, modify and develop compatible gourmet tastes and novel combinations for the 45 recipes in this volume to promote lionfish as the new caribbean delicacy. Coral reefs are full of many types of plants and animals. Lionfish have a delicate, mildflavored, white meat and are considered a delicacy. America go fishing online store mbara seafood cookbook bookcookmbara released in june 2016, the new updated 3rd edition of the seafood cookbook by mbara mexico beach artificial reef association. To fight their spread, environmentalists and chefs. Proceeds from the sale of this book will support reefs marine conservation and lionfish research and removal programs. I had my first taste of raw fish at during ambergris caye s reef week lionfish tournament. Reef, or reef environmental education foundation, is a key largo, fla. A beautiful addition to the warm waters of florida and the caribbean, this nonnative species is wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. Norman s lionfish, a new website from new york restaurateur ryan chadwick, is selling lionfish to both wholesale customers and adventurous home chefs. They feed on native reef life such as small crustaceans and fish, including.
Even the coral are like buildings full of small animals called polyps. Reefs all over the caribbeanand especially in the bahamas, the. Voracious lionfish wreaks havoc in florida keys 11 february 2010, by cammy clark at french reef, 30 feet below the ocean s surface, sea dwellers dive instructor dave jefferiss was on. They have no natural predators and devour local fish that make up a healthy reef system. What s more, lionfish are decimating the local reef fish. One must take precaution in removing the spines, but the meat is completely edible and tastes great. That s the best thing about lionfish they are delicious, so you dont feel guilty killing so many of. He says his favorite way to prepare lionfish is in a ceviche. Lionfish invasion later that year now referred to as the regional lionfish committee are practical examples of the support that icri has provided to assist in addressing the lionfish issue. Reefs the lionfish cookbook named best in the world at. The cookbook also has background on the lionfish invasion and its impacts, and details on how to effectively catch, handle and prepare the fish. The polyps live together and work together to build the coral that is their home.1392 1431 66 654 1060 594 1173 1124 792 696 905 464 894 68 27 1022 750 744 1187 820 1469 685 1155 269 929 14 813 1336 976 855 146 864 681