In short, yes you can eat stingray and it is safe to consume. Is it worth eating? Many people find that it tastes a bit like fish and scallops or shark. Caught using fishing lines or spears, they're an interesting type of seafood you can eat.

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Some say it's not worth it to catch or go through the effort to fillet and prepare it, due to the low yield of meat that a typical stingray produces.


Yes, you can eat stingray. Stingrays are popular to eat in countries such as Malaysia and Singapore, and seen as a delicacy in many areas. They're commonly cooked over charcoal with spicy "sambal" sauce or soy sauce. The Pastel de chucho (Stingray Pie) is a popular dish is Eastern Venezuela.

Generally, the most desired parts of the stingray are the fleshy wings, the "cheek" (the area surrounding the eyes), and the liver. The rest of the ray is considered too rubbery, due to the large amounts of cartilage, to have any other culinary uses.

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Stingrays can be sautéed, grilled or fried. Much like shark, it fillets out with ease for preparation and cooking. Here's how to clean and cook your stingray:


In order to try some stingray, it will need to be cleaned. Similar to other fish, the best method is to wash it off and use a sharp fillet knife:

Mercer Culinary Millennia 8-Inch Narrow Fillet Knife


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There are many different ways to cook stingray. The most popular being to fry the rays in a pan with some oil and breading. Many people find fried stingray to be the tastiest way to prepare it.

The following YouTube video shows an easy recipe for cooking stingray meat:


Stingray meat is a unique type of seafood that you can eat. There are mixed opinions out there, and it's definitely not for everyone. Yes you can eat stingray, but it's something you'll have to try yourself to know if you like it!


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