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How do you cook pufferfish?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 2 years ago
2 answers 1266 views
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added over 2 years ago

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

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added over 2 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'.