Sustainable Seafood: 9 Best Choices & Recipes to Make Tonight

Sustainable Seafood: 9 Best Choices & Recipes to Make Tonight

Seafood is a healthy and tasty addition to the weekly meal rotation, but finding the best choices for your family and the environment can be complicated and confusing. We're here to make it a little easier, with nine seafood options graded "Best Choice" by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guide, along with recipes for preparing them.

Each seafood type below is linked to the Seafood Watch page that explains a little more about what makes it a Best Choice. This is just a few of their recommendations; check out the full guide for more choices, and to see what types of seafood should be avoided.

1 Arctic Char, FarmedSeared Arctic Char with Broccolini, Olives and Garlic at Bon Appetit

2 Black Cod/Sablefish, Farmed or Wild-CaughtNobu's Miso-Marinated Black Cod

3 Clams, FarmedClams with Chorizo, Citrus and Saffron Aioli at Tyler Florence

4 Cod, Atlantic (not trawl-caught) and PacificBaked Cod, Spinach and Tomatoes in Foil Packets

5 Dungeness CrabRoasted Orange Garlic Crab

6 Shrimp, Alaskan-caught with trapsSaucy Sautéed Shrimp over Lemon Quinoa

7 Mussels, FarmedThai Red Curry Mussels

8 RockfishBaked Panko Rockfish with Gingery Cabbage

9 TilapiaGinger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia

See the full guide: Seafood Watch

Related: Looking for Sustainable Seafood? Check Your Local Big-Box Store

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