With overfishing threatening many of the world’s fisheries, START urges you to follow the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Savvy Program by consuming their recommended Best Choices of sustainable seafood.
For your next seafood restaurant experience, try some of these sustainable selections: U.S. Catfish, U.S. Pompano, U.S. Stripped Mullet, U.S. Lionfish, U.S. Mahi Mahi, Oysters (Farmed & Canada).
For your dining pleasure at home, try some of the following delicious sustainable recipes:
Serves 4 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 shallot, halved and sliced 1/2 small yellow onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 small bunch (about 10 leaves) Swiss chard, tough stems removed, leaves sliced 1/2 cup white wine 1 (28-oz) can whole tomatoes 1 (15-oz) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 2 bay leaves 1/8 [...]
Serves 4 This rich and comforting one-skillet dish is packed with savory flavors. Though perfectly elegant for company, it’s quick enough for weeknight family dinners, too. Serve with your favorite green vegetable. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 4 (6-ounce) frozen Whole Catch Swordfish Steaks, thawed 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt 3 cloves garlic, thinly [...]
ROASTED FISH AND VEGGIES WITH QUINOA AND PINE NUTS Serves 4 This easy, colorful meal is roasted in a parchment-paper-lined pan to avoid the need for added oil. We garnish the finished dish with cilantro and pine nuts, but a combination of basil and almonds or sunflower seeds and parsley would be delicious as well. [...]
SEAFOOD RISOTTO WITH SQUID, SCALLOPS AND SHRIMP Serves 6 Mixed seafood and saffron make this simple risotto a spectacular dish. Clam juice adds a rich seafood taste to the cooking broth and the seafood itself releases liquids when cooked that are absorbed into the rice finishing the dish with a deep flavor. Ingredients: 5 cups [...]
Serves 4 Rice would be the traditional accompaniment to this Thai-inspired fish curry, but red quinoa is also a tasty and colorful partner, and will cook in about the same amount of time as the curry. Wild blue catfish is thicker and more flavorful than most catfish varieties — it resembles striped bass — but [...]
Serves 4 Cooking in a pouch, while fancy in appearance, works quite well for a quick weeknight meal. Simply pile vegetables and fish on a square of parchment or foil, seal and bake. The contents will steam and the flavors will blend. Serve with a mound of fluffy rice. You can adapt this recipe according [...]
Seafood Soup with Kale and Potatoes Serves 4 Caldo verde, or “green soup,” is traditionally made with sausage and loads of potatoes. The lighter seafood version is nourishing and satisfying with protein-rich scallops and calcium-packed kale. Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided • 2 slices bacon (optional) • 1 large leek, white portion [...]