What to do about those pesky lionfish in Florida waters? Chef Michelle Bernstein will help try to answer that question when she appears on a special Good Morning America report on Florida’s lionfish infestation. Slated to air on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 7:30 a.m. EST during the national ABC morning show, the segment will feature a cooking segment with Bernstein, who tackled the pesky fish for cameras in her kitchen.
“Fileting it was a little scary but I did my homework,” said Bernstein. “As it turns out, it’s a super flaky, delicious fish that isn’t the least bit oily.” So how did the James Beard award-winning chef prepare the lionfish? She seasoned the filet with salt and pepper and pan cooked it with a dab of butter, and topped it with a nuoc nam (Vietnamese style sauce) of mangos and chiles. “It’s a beautiful fish that feels like fluke and would be great raw or cooked simply in a pan and drizzled with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice,” she adds.
Good Morning America airs coast to coast on ABC Television beginning at 7:00 a.m. EST. For more information on Good Morning America, visit http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/. For more information on Chef Michelle Bernstein, visit www.chefmichellebernstein.com.