This lemon-garlic shrimp and vegetable recipe is a healthy twist on shrimp scampi. The Eating Well Test Kitchen (recipe credit) left out the butter and loaded the dish up with red peppers and asparagus for a refreshing spring meal. Serve with quinoa and enjoy!
Buying local seafood from a trusted source is one of the small, simple steps you can take to improve not only your physical health but the health of communities and industries in North Carolina. Check out this link for local seafood FAQs that walks you through the basics of buying local seafood. We reprinted our favorites below.
What can you do to support local and sustainable seafood?
- Buy local! Removing links in the supply chain and purchasing from regional sources makes it easier to know which boat the fish came off, how long the boat had been out, and how and where the fish were caught. Buying local also means that your fish will be fresher and taste better.
- Eat fish that looks like fish! Stay away from overly processed fish that is turned into squares or fingers or some other shape. And don’t be afraid of whole, bone-in fish. Good cooks know that’s where the flavor is!
- Avoid fake or imitation seafood products. The majority of fake seafood products comes from factory-style fishing operations.
- Be flexible and try diverse varieties.
- Ask how, where, and when your fish was caught. Doing so lets your waiter or chef know you care about their buying choices.
When in doubt…just ask. If you are not happy with the answer, it’s time to go somewhere else.
As we say time and time again, “Fresh is best.” Buy fresh. Buy local. Buy here at Motts Channel Seafood.