Our fish team recently headed out to sea in Alaska to learn about the local fish species. In addition to catching a 45 lb king salmon (the largest catch of the day!), the team landed halibut, Alaskan red snapper, and cod. Our Senior Fish Buyer, Mike Kanter, shared his first-hand fresh adventure with us below:
Celebrate National Men’s Health Week with these Men’s Health® approved recipes to kick off a week of eating right. And don’t forget to shop our list of healthy ingredients for the man in your life.
Keep the crunch of fried chicken without piling on the calories. The secret to super-crisp roast chicken skin: giving the bird a good rubdown. Cook this recipe on a Sunday and carry the leftovers into the week—the meat makes a great chicken salad for sandwiches. Continue reading
Summertime means it’s time to get out the grill.
Salmon & Vegetable Kabobs
If you keep charring to a minimum (and therefore, the harmful chemicals formed in the charring process), grilling is one of the healthiest ways to prepare meals. For delicious, seasonal meals that also nourish the body for good health, Go Fish!
Get seafood on the grill for a meal that tastes great and is good for you, your friends and your family. Continue reading
No longer a FreshDirect Newbie, our blogger Erica continues sharing her FreshDirect food adventures as “The Cautious Cook.”
Now that I’ve gotten used to using FreshDirect, I’ve decided it’s time to try to conquer some of my biggest cooking fears. First up: fish.
Seared Tuna and Couscous Salad
I’ve been around fish my entire life. I grew up in a Brooklyn neighborhood called Sheepshead Bay where boats dock day and night. I remember that my dad went out on the bay and on Long Island Sound nearly every weekend, and I have hazy memories of my shoes squishing against the wet floors of our local fish store, Jordan’s.
But aside from an occasional tuna salad sandwich, I never ate any of it! Continue reading
Nha Trang, Australis Aquaculture HQ in Vietnam
As part of the new FreshDirect Sustainable Seafood Ratings Program
, Jeff Ludwin, our seafood category manager and buyer, was tasked with finding delicious new sustainable fish as alternatives to some less ocean-friendly items, such as farmed salmon.
Follow along on Jeff’s tour of Australis Aquaculture in Vietnam — one of our “best practice” vendors who demonstrate eco-friendly fish farming and produce fresh, delicious and sustainable barramundi fillets. Continue reading
People ask me why a registered dietitian should care about sustainable seafood. The heart of the answer is the idea that nothing exists in a vacuum.
Grilled Fish & Vegetables
Let me explain: Enjoying a variety of seafood is a great way to benefit from the heart-healthy omega-3 fats that are in all seafood.
Like many health care professionals, I recommend that people enjoy seafood twice a week as part of a heart-healthy diet. Doing so contributes to an increased demand for seafood, for better or for worse.
Since there is seafood out there that is well-managed and caught in environmentally responsible ways, and because it can be confusing to find it, I want to do my best to guide people towards those choices that are good for human health as well as the health of the community and planet. Continue reading