Go Wild on your salmon!
So, you all know you should eating WILD salmon, and NOT farmed Atlantic salmon. Right?
I’m not going to delve into the full story on this post, but if you want more information check out here.
And according to Seafood Watch,
One of the biggest concerns is the amount of food required to raise farmed salmon. It generally takes three pounds of wild fish to grow one pound of farmed salmon. The environmental impact of salmon farming is still increasing as global production continues to rise.
Most salmon are farmed in open pens and cages in coastal waters. Waste from these farms is released directly into the ocean. Parasites and diseases from farmed salmon can spread to wild fish swimming near the farms and escaping farmed salmon can harm wild populations. As a result, all salmon farmed in ocean net pens get an “Avoid” ranking.
Farmed salmon also has higher levels of the toxin PCB, and get their pinkish hue from food with pink food dye. They are also fed grains (um, who ever heard of a fish who ate GRAINS?) and also disgusting leftovers from slaughterhouses. Now, this isn’t every salmon farm, but there is just no way of telling. That’s why I don’t order Atlantic salmon at restaurants anymore.
But here’s the issue: you know you should be eating your fish (up to 12 ounces a week of low-mercury fish) and getting your healthy omega-3s!
Enter wild salmon. If you like salmon, your best bet is to eat WILD salmon.
And it just so happens that I had the most kick ass salmon last night from the company Henry & Lisa’s. You can check out the website for their story and their other products, but last night I (ok, Matt) made the Wild Alaskan Salmon with Asian Ginger Marinade.
Oh my god, amazing! Super easy to prepare, cook, and NO fishy flavor. Truly superior.
If you live in NYC, you can find their products in smaller retailers pretty much all over. You can type in your zip code and see where their products are carried near you. I bought mine at the Park Slope Food Co-op.
This is definitely going to be a staple in my freezer!