Seafood Savvy

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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