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5 from 1 vote

Castaway’s Wreck Diver-style Lionfish

Courtesy of Castaway Waterfront Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Marathon Key, Florida Buttery, tender, and delicious, this exotic dish is definitely something to try.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Seafood
Servings: 4
Calories: 115348kcal


  • 42 ounces lionfish fillets patted dry
  • flour for coating
  • 5 cloves garlic diced
  • cups chopped tomatoes
  • 5 tsp. capers
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 T. chopped fresh basil
  • parsley or kale for garnish
  • lemon wedge for garnish


  • Dredge fillets in flour to lightly dust.
  • Place in sauté pan with small amount of hot butter over medium heat.
  • Cook first side, careful not to burn.
  • Turn over fish when golden, and reduce heat while adding garlic, tomatoes, capers, white wine and lemon juice.
  • Cover to hold steam in and cook until fish is fork-tender.
  • Add basil and serve immediately.
  • Garnish with sprig of parsley or kale and lemon wedge.


Calories: 115348kcal | Carbohydrates: 13260g | Protein: 15811g | Fat: 3205g | Saturated Fat: 207g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 20542mg | Potassium: 1476233mg | Fiber: 8002g | Sugar: 1504g | Vitamin A: 26375195IU | Vitamin C: 90024mg | Calcium: 885086mg | Iron: 15853.4mg