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, 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 Halibut, Pacific Wild-CaughtHalibut with Spicy Squash and Tomatoes at Real Simple

7 Mussels, FarmedThai Red Curry Mussels

8 Rockfish, Hook-and-Line CaughtBaked Panko Rockfish with Gingery Cabbage

9 Tilapia, U.S. FarmedGinger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia

See the full guide: Seafood Watch Buyer's Guide

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

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