RECIPE: Lionfish Tacos

The brightness of the crisp Red Cabbage Slaw really gives legs to the delicate flavour of the Lionfish in this delicious presentation. Tropical tastes of lime and cilantro combine to produce a dish worthy of your lunch table.

Lionfish fillets are small and tender, and can be prepared like any flaky white fish. Use them in your favourite recipes, or try a few of ours. Tropic Seafood buys and sells lionfish fillet, and many local restaurants are warming up to the idea of serving lionfish. The more customers request it, the more encouraged local businesses are to order and serve lionfish. And every lionfish on a plate is one less to destroy local sealife.

READ MORE“The Importance of Serving Lionfish”

The mighty Lionfish. The size of a grunt with the heart and appetite of a lion.
The mighty Lionfish. The size of a grunt with the heart and appetite of a lion.

Lionfish are caught in Bahamian and Caribbean waters at an ever-increasing rate. This beautiful predator is not native to this region but has proven to be an adaptable creature that is determined to survive. It can live in waters of differing temperatures, salinity and depths, and will eat practically any sealife that can fit in its mouth. Local conservationists and scientists are urgently trying to get Bahamians and visitors to appreciate how important it is to reduce Lionfish numbers, in order to protect native species. Lobster, snapper, grouper, conch and any other baby fish are eaten in huge numbers by lionfish, who also breed at least once per week.

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RECIPE: Decadent Hot Fudge Brownie Stackers

prep time 20 min
total time 40 min
ingredients 5
servings 6

INGREDIENTS

  • Pillsbury™ Place & Bake™ brownie cookies
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp hazelnut spread with cocoa (such as Nutella)
  • 1 tsp unsweetened baking cocoa
  • Candy sprinkles, if desired

METHOD

Heat oven to 350°F. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cookies 2 inches apart. Bake cookies as per directions.

Cool on cookie sheet 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix peanut butter, hazelnut spread and cocoa. Cover and refrigerate until ready to assemble.

TO ASSEMBLE: Sandwich flat sides of 2 cookies together with about 1 tablespoon filling in between. Sprinkle edges of cookies with sprinkles.

TIPS

  • Refrigerating the filling helps to set it before filling the cookies; making them easier to assemble.
  • If you don’t like peanut butter, substitute cream cheese
  • If you are serving this as a dessert, use the Nutella to line the flat sides of the cookies, then fill with vanilla ice cream and roll the edges in sprinkles or shaved chocolate.

 

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Paella Recipe

Valencia rice can absorb 3 times its weight in water without becoming mushy, which makes Goya® Valencia Rice the authentic choice for perfect Paella. This recipe uses chicken, chorizo sausage, clams, shrimp and scallops, but you can add what you like, including calamari, hard-boiled eggs, pork and other seafood. This recipe is adapted from a Goya recipe for Paella, with locally available ingredients.

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