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ctl_logoSpicy Lionfish with Dill Sauce

dropcap]T[/dropcap]his recipe is from the REEF Lionfish Cookbook: Bahamas-based 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. Reef cookbook is $16.95 – proceeds support the foundation’s work in the Caribbean.

SERVES 8
INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SAUCE:
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
¼ cup sour cream
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
1 tbsp capers, finely chopped
¼ tsp salt

FOR THE FILLETS:
8 lionfish fillets
1 tbsp Creole seasoning
2 tbsp butter
INSTRUCTIONS

1. Make the sauce: In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice, sour cream, mayonnaise, herbs, capers, and salt. Whisk to combine.

2. Sprinkle Creole seasoning on the fillets. Heat butter in the skillet. Pan fry fillets 2 minutes on each side, or until browned. To serve, spoon dill sauce over each fillet.

Spicy lionfish dish. Photo courtesy of REEF.org  cookbook.

Spicy lionfish dish. Photo courtesy of REEF.org cookbook.

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