Tuesday, May 29, 2012
You'll learn a lot during a quick trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They have an amazing array of aquatic habitats with everything from sea horses and jelly fish to sharks and eels. But, as foodies we were very interested in the Seafood Watch handouts explaining which fish are best to eat based on their environmental impact.
Of everything on the list, we were pleasantly surprised to see that domestically caught swordfish is a decent choice (it's labeled a "Good Alternative", in between the "Best Choices" and ones to "Avoid"). Swordfish is a middle choice because it should still be eaten in moderation - as a fish at the top of the food chain it can accumulate mercury from feasting on smaller, contaminated fish. But, since we've been big fans of swordfish for a long time, we were glad to see it back on the good side again.
Pictured at the top is Grilled Chili-Garlic Swordfish and Bok Choy from Whole Foods Market. The dish is easy to prepare and makes great use of punchy Asian flavors for a tart and spicy combination.
We also like the Grilled Swordfish with Mango Salsa from Food52, below. In this recipe, the swordfish goes tropical as it's grilled and topped with a sweet and tangy fresh mango salsa.
So, the next time you hit the market pick up some swordfish fillets and whip up one of these simple and flavorful swordfish dishes. You'll be glad you did.
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Posted by FoodPair at 11:18 PM