Friday Fun: Bizarre Foods – Puffer Fish

Talk about killer flavor: unless prepared correctly, this Japanese delicacy is lethal. The puffer fish’s skin and certain organs contain tetrodotoxin, a toxin that is responsible for the puffer being named the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world. Consumption of tetrodotoxin can result in paralysis and asphyxiation. The preparation of this dish is strictly regulated in Japan, restricted to trained and licensed chefs who have undergone rigorous training. Fish anyone?