Check out this CBC Alberta @ Noon podcast where I talked about Sustainable Seafood with host Holly Preston (I’m at the 13 minute mark):
Here are the recipes I posted on the CBC Alberta @ Noon website today.
Five One-Liner Fish Recipes that will have you hooked
1. For Salmon fillets – Make Asian Zip Salmon – place fillets on a double layer of foil and glaze them with a mix of 2 T. honey, 1 t. chili paste, 1 t. sesame oil and barbecue on medium-high for about 10 minutes.
2. For a firm white fish like halibut or sablefish – Give them a Quinoa Cozy – dip pieces in a beaten egg and then roll them in cooked quinoa and bake at 450°F on parchment paper for 10 minutes and serve with mango salsa.
3. For Haddock or Cod – cut the fillets into 1inch by 3inch long pieces, dip them in a sun-dried tomato salad dressing, roll them in a mix of Panko or regular bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and bake these Homemade Fish Sticks at 425°F for 10 minutes. Kids of all ages love these.
4. For East meets West Halibut Cheeks (season is March – November) – Sauté 1 t. Schezuan peppercorns in a dry skillet until fragrant then add ¼ c. butter, 1 T. each chopped shallots and garlic and cook till fragrant and then add a paste of 1 t. 5-spice powder, 2 T Soy sauce and ¼ c. maple syrup. Once this mix is heated through turn it down till just before you need it then reheat and add the halibut cheeks to cook for about 5 minutes with a lid on, turning so they are covered in the sauce. Sprinkle with fresh chives and serve chives and parsley on top.
5. For Terrific Tilapia – steam fillets in a steamer basket with chopped ginger and green onions on top for 5 minutes and just before serving pour a mix of hot soy (1/4 c./fillet) and sesame oil (1/4t./fillet) on top.
Sustainable Fish Sources in Alberta
Edmonton – www.oceanodysseyinland.ca an independent fish shop that works with sustainable fisheries for their supply
Calgary and Edmonton – www.skipperotto.smallfarmcentral.com– a community supported fishery that delivers fish directly to their customers in Alberta several times per year
Several organic stores in the province have clearly marked Ocean Wise fish – Blush Lane Organic Markets in Calgary and Edmonton for example
Apps for your Smart phone
The Ocean Wise app is available on iTunes – it can pinpoint your location in Canada and tell you where the nearest Ocean Wise market or restaurant is.
The Sea Choice app is also available on iTunes – it cuts to the chase about which fish to avoid
The Marine Stewardship Council also has an app which is available on Google. Check out all the amazing work they do at www.msc.org