- Blowfish can be found in the Mid-Atlantic ocean and are also known as the Northern Puffer or Sugar Toad. They are an especially delicious fish, although not particularly photogenic. Their relatives are considered the second most poisonous vertebrates in the world. Case in point: the (in)famous Japanese Fugu, which can kill you if not cleaned by a certified specialist
- Blowfish from the Mid-Atlantic (between Virginia and New York) aren’t known to be poisonous. But, some species of southern blowfish (e.g. Florida) can be. With global warming, one could imagine the southern fish migrating north one day causing death to blowfish loving pescatarians and widespread panic. Until then, let’s enjoy this tasty gift from the sea
- No joke - here is an FDA warning so be careful!
6-8 fresh blowfish, cleaned, caught in the Mid-Atlantic and sold by a trusted source
Olive oil, to fill a pan about ¼ inch deep
¼ cup all-purpose flour
Dredge blowfish in a mixture of the flour, salt and pepper. Heat ¼ inch of oil in a pan on medium high and fry for about 2 minutes per side.
Garnish with with lemon wedges.