And a final thing you won’t hear anywhere else – my own little “cool factor” – remember how I earlier said to snip off all the lionfish’s spines? Well, all that venom is neutralized with heat – just toss them in the frying pan for a bit. So if you’re serving responsible adults who can handle a sharp poker without poking their eye out, how about serving the lionfish on the end of “toothpicks” that are actually their spines? Your guests will be impressed!
On a side note, all of the images we sell of lionfish in our collection were taken in their native homes of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.