Ocean Triggerfish is Delicious

In Cozumel, the local name for Ocean triggerfish is “Escochin”. The pronunciation: [ASS–KO-TJEEN]. My Cozumel friends used to call me “Esco”. Because of me shooting a Triggerfish a day for dinner. That name changed fortunately, jeje. Though my love for Triggerfish stayed.

Among experienced spearos that is almost like cursing in a church. “Whaaaaaaaaat… Triggerfish?!?!!?”.

The structure of the meat is great. Ceviche, delicious. Grilled, delicious. Oven, delicious. And one middle size Ocean Triggerfish feeds two persons.

I agree. It is a relatively easy fish to shoot and there are so many of them, that it is not an exclusive fish at all. Though I am not ashamed to write it down. I LOVE TRIGGERFISH.


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  1. Tylure October 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I live in Southern California. Our trigger fish look a little different and are uncommon to see. I’ve only speared one. It was sooo good my wife keeps asking for more. Bonus is how easy they are to clean:)I get that it’s no Tuna or WSB, but I agree with you.

  2. Mark October 29, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    My first taste of triggerfish was a few years ago in Cuba when I was invited to go spearfishing with a couple of the local guys. They fed my wife and I triggerfish that had been gutted, skinned, and barbecued whole with mayonnaise. Ate it with our fingers. Deeeeeelicious!!

  3. Leo October 30, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I agree.
    Cozumel is our best Triggerfish location.
    99.99999999% sure your wife will like it, jeje

  4. Leo Spearfishing October 30, 2013 at 11:47 am

    First I thought the Triggerfish ate your fingers, haha.
    Thank you!!!

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