As the old adage goes, there are many fish in the sea. Even if you’re in a committed relationship, it’s still relevant to you.
Fish are a little like olives - there are lots of different kinds, but ultimately, they all taste similar and are all used in about the same way. Have a great cod recipe? Try it with hake or pollock or whiting or cusk or redfish.
Think Maine is all about the lobster roll? Cook up some monkfish, chop it up and mix it with your favorite lobster roll ingredients, slap it on a bun, and impress your friends. Looking for a healthier ground meat? Try tuna mince in your favorite ground beef, chicken, or turkey recipe, like burgers, meatloaf, or spicy Korean bowls.
In the United States, 2/3 of the seafood consumed is just four fish: salmon, tuna(fish), shrimp, and tilapia…the vast majority of which is imported from other countries. That’s nuts! Speaking of nuts…there are a lot of different kinds and they go great with fish.
There are so many delicious sustainable fish species right here in the Gulf of Maine, and we buy the diversity of what harvesters catch in their nets or on their lines. One of our chief missions here at True Fin is to integrate new and different kinds of seafood - seafood you might not see at the fish counter in your local grocery store - into the repertoires of home cooks.
So, spice things up in the kitchen and support your local fishermen. Your partner won’t mind a bit.
Looking for some culinary inspiration? Find the best seafood recipes on our blog, with new recipes added weekly.