Sustainable Seafood

In an effort to make all around better food choices, we have been eating more sustainable seafood.  The tragedy of fishing our oceans is just too profound to start a post on tonight but one simple switch we have made is to eating …. sardines.  Yes they get a bad rap sometimes but I have found that if you use the boneless skinless kind you can pretty much substitute them for canned tuna.


So in planning our meals this week I wanted to try a new recipe that was meant for sardines and not one that I had concocted myself.  What I found was simple, cheap and tasty.  The link to the original recipe is here Pasta de Sardine.  The kids all ate it and so did the hubby.  Little J even said during dinner, “I don’t like sardines, they are stinky, but I like tuna.” and kept on eating.  I served the pasta with a side of steamed broccoli and the kids had a glass of Kilby’s milk.  Dinner is done.


Be sure to avoid the mistake of purchasing sardines that are overfished.  The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch List says, “As a result of ineffective management and overfishing, consumers should “Avoid” Atlantic sardines from the Mediterranean. Instead, choose the relatively abundant and well-managed Pacific sardines from U.S. waters – a Seafood Watch “Best Choice.”

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    2 Responses to “Sustainable Seafood”

    1. MarriahJanuary 11, 2012 at 12:52 am #

      This post came at a perfect time – I have a tin of sardines that have been sitting in my pantry for a while now that I bought to try but I wasn’t sure what to make with them. I am going to try your recipe this week!

    2. NettieJanuary 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

      I was hoping that would be the case for someone!

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