About Fish & shellfish
Seafood recipes can encompass a wide variety of species. Our delicious fish recipes are designed to let you savor the light and lean protein. Packed with healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and B12, seafood is a vital component of a balanced diet.
How to choose which fish to buy?
More and more information is published daily to educate us on the most sustainable and best practices for purchasing fish. Overfishing has become a global concern, and there are many sustainability advocates developing new environmentally friendly fishery operations all over the world. If you need to learn more about healthy and safe fish to purchase, look for the MSC logo (Marine Stewardship Council) or check how sustainable your fish is by checking the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch website.
Know your labels: what to look for when buying fish
Clearly displayed on the label of every package, look for these items when buying fish:
- Country of Origin
- Wild-caught or farm-raised
- Size and weight
- Certification and/or Eco labels
Be aware if a product is labeled organic, as the USDA does not currently define organic standards for seafood.
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BASIC TIPS FOR COOKING fish and Shellfish:
When it comes to fish dinners, there are a few things to guarantee a perfectly cooked meal. Check the freshness of the fish. Fish should not have an odor, and if buying a whole fish, the eyes should be clear. If frozen, thaw the fish overnight in the refrigerator.
Always check what internal temperature is best for the type of fish you’re serving. A rare tuna steak is cooked to 120 degrees F, while a lobster tail should be cooked to 145 degrees F. Using a digital meat thermometer is always recommended for the most accurate temps.
Plan on 6 to 8 oz of fish per person when planning a meal. If serving whole fish, 1 pound per person is a good bet.
What to serve with fish or shellfish
Fish is often light and flakey and can pair well with a variety of things. When cooking fish, pairing it with a delicate salad and roasted veggies are some of our favorite meals. Occasionally meatier fish and shellfish, like salmon or lobster, are great folded into pasta dishes.