Nov 28 2012
The northern snakehead is known as “Frankenfish” and “rattlesnakes with fins,” and some chefs say one way to stop the predatory, fast-spreading fish is obvious – with a fork. With a reputation as fearsome as its name, the voracious snakehead fish has intruded throughout much of the Potomac River basin in Virginia and Maryland in the last decade, snapping up anything that gets in front of it. Putting the torpedo-shaped snakehead on the menu is Washington-area restaurants’ way of helping to control the Asian newcomer. Chefs said they have a key weapon on their side – humans’ zest for eating up other species to the vanishing point.
There’s just something about seeing ‘snakehead’ on the menu that doesn’t get my hungry. Not sure if anyone has ever at the fish, but it just doesn’t sound appetizing. Either way, this could be the frontrunner for the most badass fish ever.
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