Seafood Savvy

Chapter News

The Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of START is currently in the midst of planning their 7th annual Cracker Fest fundraiser and celebration. The event will take place on November 6th at 6:00pm and will feature the live music of The Apple Butter Band, live and silent auctions, and entertainment. The event menu will highlight local sustainable seafood [...]

Mussels Saint – Ex Ingredients (Serves 4 as a main course or hearty appetizer) 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 1/2 cup canola oil 1 shallot, peeled 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika 2 teaspoons ground coriander 4 pounds mussels, scrubbed, debearded and patted dry (discard any that won't close) 3/4 cup white wine [...]

Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless halibut, cut into 4 portions 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2-3 jalapeños, stemmed and sliced into 1/4-inch disks 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges 1 tomato, cored and seeded, cut into strips [...]

(Serves 4) 1 cup sprouted lentils Extra virgin olive oil Local flowers/herbs (radish greens, sorrel, beach spinach) Spinach/Herb Purée 1 quart spinach (raw) 4 whole shallots 3/4 cup grapeseed oil or similar blended oil 4 tablespoons sliced almonds (untoasted) 1 tablespoon chives (chopped) 1 tablespoon cilantro 4 tablespoons parsley 1 tablespoon tarragon 4 tablespoons mustard [...]

(Serves 4 as a main course or 8 as a first course) 1 1/2 pounds large cleaned squid 4 slices country-style white bread, crusts trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 cup finely chopped drained oil-packed sundried tomatoes 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 3 green [...]

There are a number of reasons why we consumers should be concerned about illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and seafood fraud. According to NOAA ninety percent of seafood in the U.S. is imported and about 1 percent of seafood imports are inspected. Americans in 2013, ate 4.6 billion pounds of seafood. A study done by [...]