INSPIRATION AWAITS. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER »
All questions

How do you cook pufferfish?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer about 3 years ago
2 answers 1638 views
8a5161fb 3215 4036 ad80 9f60a53189da  buddhacat
SKK
added about 3 years ago

You don't cook fugu, ie pufferfish. And it can be very dangerous to eat it raw.

67544da8 1862 4539 8ec8 2d9dfc2601bb  dsc 0122.nef 1
added about 3 years ago

Is puffer fish even sold in stores? I thought it was one of those specialty 'russian roulette' dishes in restaurants.
TTX (tetradotoxin) is a lethal neurotoxin produced by puffer fish, its a Sodium channel blocker which essentially prevents the muscle cells from contracting, thus paralysing the diapraghm which helps your lungs 'breathe'.