Castaway’s Wreck Diver­style Lionfish

Courtesy of Castaway Waterfront Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Marathon Key, Florida.

Course:  Main Course


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


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