Eating Lionfish a very unique delicacy

 

You may ask what’s a Lionfish?

A Lionfish is a carnivorous fish originally found in the Indo-Pacific waters but now is an invasive species found in the Atlantic.

 

Eating Lionfish

Why eat Lionfish?

Lionfish are invasive to the Atlantic Ocean.  Lionfish destroys the ecosystem.  The benefits of eating Lionfish is that it is nutrious as it has lower mercury levels than other popular fish and also it offers omega 3s which ensure a healthy heart.

What does Lionfish taste like?

It is a very tasty fish and its flesh is very soft and tender.  It is not an extremely firm fish.  The fish is a white flesh but no particular taste as it takes on the taste of the seasoning.

Where to eat Lionfish in Barbados?

Shakers Bar & Grill

Eating Lionfish

I finally got to eat Lionfish. In Barbados, I tried Lionfish for the first time at Shakers Bar & Grill.  It is quite popular and every time I had called ahead most times they were sold out.  When I had called there were only 2 Lionfish servings left and it was 5pm.  I don’t want you to be disappointed. The meal was a reasonable $40 Barbados dollars and it had sides of potatoes, coleslaw, and tossed salad. Shakers is located in a residential area of Barbados close to the South Coast. The South Coast area is one of the best area to stay in Barbados without a car.  Note the restaurant does not accept credit cards.  It is cash only establishment.

Marco Polo Bar & Grill

Located in the parish of St. Phillip you can find this establishment.  It is very close to the Crane Resort. If you plan on going to this restaurant for Lionfish make sure you call ahead as it a popular delicacy and might be sold out.

Catch 22 – Sunset Point

Located at the end of the island in the most northern parish of St. Lucy you will find this restaurant.  This restaurant offers sunset views as it overlooks the edge of the cliff. If you plan on going to this restaurant for Lionfish make sure you call ahead as it a popular delicacy and might be sold out.

Have you ever tried Lionfish?

 

 

 

 

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