HelloFresh Partners with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch February 10, 2017
HelloFresh has always been committed to responsibly sourcing both wild-caught and farm-raised seafood. But now, we’re making it official by partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program.
What does this partnership mean?
By joining forces with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program, HelloFresh pledges to only source ocean-friendly seafood rated a Best Choice or Good Alternative in addition to seafood eco-certified by trusted, independent programs.
- Best Choice: Caught or farmed in ways that cause little harm to habitats or other wildlife
- Good Alternative: Still recommended, but with some room for improvement
- Eco-Certified: Seafood that meets Seafood Watch’s stringent standards. The only difference? It’s set by external, independent fisheries or aquaculture operations.
But wait – it gets better! HelloFresh will also work with Seafood Watch to ensure the seafood supply chain is fully traceable and socially responsible.
Why is this important?
While it may seem like there are “plenty of fish in the sea,” that’s not actually the case. 90% of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited, over-exploited, or completely collapsed due to overfishing, lack of effective management, and our own consumption habits. In fact, over the past decade, Atlantic populations of halibut and yellowtail flounder reached an all-time low. And cod? Completely collapsed since the early 1900s.
Needless to say, sourcing sustainable seafood is important. Really important. Because when it comes to dinnertime, we don’t mess around. Our seafood recipes are the real deal.
In this recipe, fish fillets are topped with an herbed panko and Parmesan crust that gets nicely browned in the oven. It looks pretty fancy, but really, making it is as easy as can be.
You’ll find salmon aux lentilles at many French-style bistros. But just because it has a fancy French name doesn’t mean you have to be a fancy French chef to make it. Au contraire. It’s as simple as putting some veggies and fish in the oven to roast and boiling a pot of water to get those lentils cooking.
Piccata is a simple yet elegant cooking style where meat or fish is sauteed and served with a lemon, caper, herb, and butter sauce. Although piccata is traditionally associated with chicken or veal, our chefs opted for rockfish as the star of this dish because it’s mild and flaky but doesn’t fall apart while cooking. Plus, it serves as the perfect counterpart to pearled couscous and spinach.
Get an inside look at the quaint fishing village of Chatham, MA to learn more about where we source our fish.