Friday, October 18, 2013

Meat free Friday–something’s fishy!

fishingpond8Although it’s meat-free Friday, I know many greenmomsters like to cook fish on Friday, so today’s post is a little different.  Thanks to a world population of 7 billion people and industrial fishing methods, many of the world’s fisheries are severely depleted (and under-regulated fish farming can lead to severe pollution).  So what’s a greenmomster with a hankering for fish supposed to do?  The Monterey Bay Aquarium has an app for that!  Here’s the link for a cool app that tells you which fish populations are currently severely depleted and which populations are currently relatively healthy.  You can head to the grocery store or fish market armed with your phone and make environmentally-friendly decisions as you choose tonight’s dinner.  Of course, greenmomster always encourages you to eat as low on the food chain as possible, but we know that once in a while you just feel like some fish!

So let’s say you find some sustainably raised and harvested shrimp – why not make a little citrus shrimp?  This recipe is adapted from a cookbook we bought during our annual visit to beautiful Edisto Island SC, ‘Pon Top Edisto, by the congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church.

'Pon Top Edisto: Cookin' `Tweenst the Rivers
Citrus Shrimp
2 lbs raw shrimp
1/4 cup butter
2 oranges, peeled and separated into slices
2 lemons, sliced

  1. Preheat broiler to 500 degrees
  2. Clean shrimp and spread in a broiler pan.  Dot with butter, orange, and lemon slices
  3. Broil until the shrimp are pink, stirring often.

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