Monday, March 17, 2014

Fish for Good...good for the ocean, good for you (plus a delicious recipe your whole family will love!)

This coming Friday, 21 March 2014 is Sustainable Seafood Day. Woolworths has partnered with Taronga Zoo to help customers make more informed decisions when it comes to choosing sustainable seafood, with the launch of of the Fish For Good campaign.

By making informed decisions when you purchase your seafood, you will not only enjoy a fresh, healthy meal; you will help protect our oceans at the same time! Sounds like a win win situation to me.

Through Fish For Good, Woolworths and Taronga Zoo will be implementing a number of initiatives to help inform and educate Australians about the great oceans that surround our country and what they can do to support marine life.

Here's two simple ways you can do your part right now...
  1. Make sustainable seafood choices by looking out for the Fish for Good sign in-store at Woolworths.
  2. Purchase a limited edition Fish for Good reusable shopping bag (pictured below) for only $2, with 100% of the proceeds going towards turtle and marine conservation programs at Taronga.
So, you've bought your certified sustainable seafood...what do you cook with it? Try this delicious recipe...

{Recipe} Fish cakes with lemon cream

To make this delicious recipe, you will need:

  • 800g potatoes, cut into pieces
  • 415g can Woolworths Select Red Salmon, drained and flaked
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs baby capers
  • 1/3 cup dill sprigs, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1 large lemon, rind finely grated and tbs juice

  • Here's how...
    1. Place potato pieces into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Place over high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender (approx. 15-20 mins). Drain and roughly mash, then set aside to cool.
    2. Add the salmon, onion, capers, dill, and egg to the mashed potato. Seasons with salt and pepper, and stir well to combine.
    3. Using your hands, shape mixture into 32 small patties. Coat with breadcrumbs and place on a large plate. Cover patties, and place in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to firm up.
    4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray each of the patties with olive oil spray, and cook in batches for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden. Transfer to a baking tray and place in the oven to keep warm.
    To make the lemon cream, simply combine the sour cream, lemon rind and juice, salt and pepper.

    Serve your fish cakes on this simple salad that's high on flavour, combine rocket, 1 small red onion, sliced, grilled Haloumi cheese, and a sliced avocado. Top with fish cakes, and drizzle lemon cream over the top. Delicious!

    Remember to look for the Fish for Good signs in Woolworths supermarkets, and make an informed decision when it comes to purchasing your seafood.

    What's your favourite seafood dish?

    Disclosure: I was provided a Fish for Life limited edition reusable shopping bag filled with the ingredients required to create the above recipe. No money was provided nor requested for this post. All opinions expressed above are those of Lisa Warren of the Life as we know it blog.

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