Chefs turning up the heat on Lionfish

| 23/01/2012

Lionfish.jpg(CNS): The invasive lionfish will be on the chopping block at this year’s Taste of Cayman food festival on Saturday as chefs demonstrate how to clean, prepare and cook this ocean pest which is threatening Cayman’s reefs. Local firm Home Gas will be sponsoring Lionfish Cooking Demonstrations at the Bon Vivant Kitchen during the festival where four local chefs will show safe handling procedures and how to prepare delicious dishes with the tasty but unwelcome fish. As the biggest threat to our beautiful reefs, organisers said it is important that the public learn how they can help keep the lionfish at bay, not just through culling efforts but by eating them as well.

The Home Gas Lionfish Cooking Demonstrations will run from 5:30-8:00pm with the help of emcee Derek Bollingbroke, the demonstrations will be not just educational, but also an entertaining featured area at the festival. Recipes featured at the Bon Vivant kitchen by the chefs at the festival will be available to the public at  and samples of the lionfish can be tasted at the Home Gasbooth.

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  1. anonymous says:

    Hi everyone, Derek won't be able to make it afterall, but we will have DJs Blake & Erin, Alexi and Chuck at the Home Gas Liofish Cooking Demo booth – so stop by Saturday, Jan 28 at the Taste of Cayman at Camana Bay. It will be a great opportunity to see a live lionfish swimming around in captivity at the DOE booth across from the Bon Vivant kitchen which Home Gas is supplying with propane to cook up free sample of the tastiest fish ever – lionfish! Hope to see you there!