3rd Annual Cook-Off Competition

Join us for free lionfish tastings at the Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day festival! Lionfish have a white, flaky meat that has been compared to snapper or hogfish. It has become a delicacy in certain parts of the U.S. and the Caribbean. And though lionfish have venomous spines, there is no venom in the meat of the fish. Celebrity chefs from the Pensacola area will prepare creative recipes for lionfish, with free samples for the public.

In the meantime…stop by any of the Florida Whole Foods or your local seafood markets to purchase whole or filleted lionfish and cook them at home!

Meet the Celebrity Chefs and Divers

 Local divers and lionfish hunters have sponsored each of the chefs by providing fresh lionfish for the cook-off competition