Seafood Specials: Great Recipes that Help Save Oceans
Recipes from NRDC's home cooks and a few of our chef friends help you take the guesswork out of serving a healthy, feel-good seafood meal.
Sopa de Pescado
~ Evelyn Arévalo, NRDC program assistant, San Francisco
- 1 whole farmed tilapia, scaled and gutted
- 2 medium tomatoes, diced
- 1 to 2 garlic cloves, whole
- About 4 cups of assorted vegetables -- such as carrots, onions, green peppers, potatoes, zucchini or chayote -- diced into chunks
- 1/2 cup spinach leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Wash the tilapia well and make sure it is carefully cleaned. If you like, you can squeeze a lemon on it before you wash it. Cut the fish into four big pieces: head, tail and two for the torso.
- Fill a big pot with about 6 quarts of water. Add tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
- When the water boils, add the harder vegetables (chayote, potatoes and carrots). After they've started to cook, add the onion, green pepper and zucchini.
- Take out the garlic and place the fish in. The fish cooks in about five to ten minutes; add the spinach leaves just before it is done.
Serves 3 to 4.
Chayote is a type of Mexican squash with crisp flesh -- you can find it in most Latino grocery stores. Also, if you have kids, make sure you take out the bones from the fish before serving.
My husband makes this soup -- we eat it at home with corn tortillas and cold Mexican beer.
More Tasty (and Sustainable) Seafood Recipes
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- Firecracker Salmon with Roasted Corn Medley
- Grilled Fresh Sardines with Preserved Lemon Salsa Verde
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- Kerala-style Fried Fish
- Krissy T's Wild Salmon
- Pacific Cod Potpies with Dill Biscuit Crust
- Poached Alaskan Halibut, Sweet and Sour Golden and Red Beets, Citrus and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Emulsion
- Seared Farmed Striped Bass with Chive Whipped Potatoes, Truffle Vinaigrette and Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
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- Steamed Halibut on a Bed of Leeks and Carrots
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