Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Blog Event! Sustainable Seafood

October is National Seafood Month, and JacquelineC over at Leather District Gourmet is sponsoring a sustainable seafood blog event.

All right...SOUNDS GREAT, but “What is sustainable seafood?” she asks.

It’s raising fish in healthy environments and harvesting them with the least amount of harm to the fish and their habitats. It’s processing them with the least amount of waste and educating consumers to make a difference through their buying practices.

Until I checked Jacqueline’s links, I didn’t realize how many groups there are keeping tabs on fish! Several sites list the best and worst seafood choices, and I am pleased that U.S. farmed catfish (while not from the oceans) is listed in the best- choice category.

At Seafood Choices Alliance, catfish is cited as getting “high marks from conservation groups for its reputation as a sustainably farmed fish.” That’s because it is produced in freshwater ponds and according to USDA, EPA and FDA standards.

So, I have submitted a tasty Sweet & Spicy Glazed Catfish recipe to her blog event.

SWEET AND SPICY GLAZED u.s. farm-raised CATFISH

4 U.S. farm-raised catfish fillets (about 6 ounces each)
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon pepper, divided
3 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
Lemon and orange wedges

Preheat broiler or grill. Rinse catfish and pat dry. Season both sides of each fillet with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In a small bowl combine marmalade, lemon juice, paprika, rind, garlic, ground red pepper and remaining salt and pepper. Brush about 1 tablespoon of mixture onto top of each fillet. To broil, on a rack sprayed with cooking spray, arrange fish fillets. Or place on grill over medium heat. Cook 6 inches from heat source until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Makes: 4 servings.

Photo & recipe compliments of TCI

11 comments:

Sweet Remembrance said...

Oh good,
because catfish is my favorite!
Thanks for all the great recipes...
Priscilla

FarmHouse Style said...

Yummy!!! I have not had supper yet and now I am starving:) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Also thanks for stopping by to visit today. I hope you will feel welcome anytime.

Rhonda

JacquelineC said...

Thanks for the shout-out. Very excited about all the great recipes I've seen (and will be rounding up soon) Thanks for the recipe!

JANET said...

Thanks for your comments. I appreciate your visits!

2 LMZ FARMS said...

I'm going to try that recipe that sounded good. Hope you and yours have a blessed day.
laura

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love fish! That recipe sounds great...
Penny

Cris said...

Oh my, this looks sooo good!

Susie Q said...

Oh how delicious this sounds! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes!
Hugs,
Sue

Anonymous said...

Funny I always think of catfish as breaded and fried - all very fattening - but this looks yummy! I'll be buying catfish more for sure - gotta a few lbs to lose before the holidays! Jenn

Anonymous said...

Oh so catfish is 'green'?! I had no idea - please tell me more so I can spead the word! Cece

GardenGoose said...

sounds so yummy. especially with that sweet glaze. love orange marmalade anyhow, but added to the fish I bet it is yummy...with a true "from the South" taste.