Happy National Seafood Month! I’ve teamed up with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to promote wild, certified, sustainable seafood in the most delicious 30-minute recipe!
Seafood=protein with benefits
It’s no secret that I am a seafood lover – both for its taste and nutritional benefits. Seafood is a high quality protein with benefits. It is one of the few natural sources of DHA omega-3 fats, which are vital for brain health. Did I mention eating seafood two-three times per week has been linked to longevity? Sign me up!
How to choose sustainable seafood
That being said, it is important to be mindful of where your seafood comes from. The MSC is a nonprofit organization that works with fishermen, scientists, retailers and restaurants to ensure that our oceans remain healthy far into the future so that we are able to enjoy seafood as part of a healthy diet for generations to come.
Have you ever noticed the blue fish label on seafood packaging?
Next time you’re at the grocery store, look for it in the canned and frozen aisles, the fresh fish counter, the supplements section, and even in pet food! The MSC uses the blue fish label to make it easy for us seafood lovers to identify wild and sustainable seafood products that have met their organization’s strict standard for sustainability. These standards were established with the help of leading scientists to guarantee sustainability of fish populations and minimal ecosystem impact.
By choosing the MSC blue fish, you support fishermen, fishing communities and companies that care as much as we do!
For this recipe, I used MSC certified sustainable wild Alaskan salmon. I keep these packets on hand for adding easy high quality protein to my meals and snacks throughout the week. I paired these salmon patties with sweet potato “buns” and creamy guacamole but they can also be added to salads or simply enjoyed on their own.
I hope you join me for National Seafood Month (and every month!) in making a difference by enjoying sustainable seafood to help ensure that wild, sustainable seafood is available today, tomorrow and for generations to come. Next time you are at the grocery store, make sure to look for the little blue fish!
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- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/3 cup guacamole
- 4-6 roma tomato slices
- 10 oz. MSC certified Alaskan Salmon in water
- 1/4 red onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp avocado oil mayonnaise
- 1 tsp stone ground mustard
- 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Cut sweet potatoes into 8-12 large equal-sized circles and place on a lined baking sheet. Brush both sides with avocado oil and bake for 10 minutes, flipping halfway. Allow to cool and place on a plate. Place spinach on half of the sweet potato “buns”.
- Warm oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat and sauté onion and garlic until cooked. Transfer cooked onion to a large mixing bowl with MSC certified Alaskan Salmon, egg, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper and parsley. Mix together until uniform.
- Warm one teaspoon of oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Divide salmon mixture into small patties and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Place salmon patties on the sweet potato “buns” followed by guacamole and a tomato slice. Secure with a toothpick.