You might start seeing Lionfish on restaurant menus going forward.
Although they are indigenous to the South Pacific and Indian Oceans (where they have natural predators), Lionfish are now invading the waters of the southeastern U.S. where there are no larger fish like Groupers around to keep their population in check. Lionfish can lay up to 30,000 eggs every four days (hence the invasion). They are strange-looking... and strange, in general. Lionfish are venomous through their spine and can deliver a strong sting which has been described as a “hammer hit.” The good news is that Lionfish are delicious, high in omega 3 fatty-acids, and can be seared, baked, broiled, fried, poached, grilled or blackened.