|Lionfish: photo by Cliff Hutson|
National Seafood Month
October is National Seafood Month, a time to highlight smart seafood choices, sustainable fisheries, and the health benefits of eating a diet rich in seafood.
|Scallops and Broccoli Slaw: photo by Cliff Hutson|
How to Celebrate National Seafood Month
There is more than one way to celebrate the month. The one I really like is put forth by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, which helps us make better choices for healthy oceans. They have issued a challenge ( #SeafoodMonthChallenge ) to post one seafood dish each week on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
I am not going to throw myself in to this, but I was challenged enough to go through my archives to find some photos that I thought were pretty good.
|Shrimp Tacos: photo by Cliff Hutson|
|Calamari Steak and Pasta: photo by Cliff Hutson|
|Cod and Greek Salad: photo by Cliff Hutson|
It should be noted that I prepared all of these dishes prior to photographing them. And, I ate them soon after that.
I am issuing an additional challenge that people should try to eat more Lionfish. Eating an invasive animal for lunch or dinner is a great way to protect our environment. It reminds me of the the TV program, "Dexter". Which is to say, this is one of those instances where I can kill and eat something without any pangs of remorse nor guilt.