Fish Tacos with a Black Bean and Charred Corn Slaw

Servings: 8, 3 tacos each Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 13-15 minutes Ingredients: Tortillas, flour or corn                                                     24 ea Sour cream—-Optional                                                   1 small container Black bean and Charred Corn Slaw Black beans, canned and drained                                 8 oz Corn, canned, sautéed until browned                          10 oz Jalapeno, canned or fresh, diced                                   2 ea Tomato, diced                                                                   ½ […]

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What is Aquaculture?

Aquaculture is the aquatic farming of plants and animals in fresh, salt and brackish water environments. Common aquaculture methods involve breeding, rearing and harvesting aquatic species for purposes that include human consumption, eggs production, the aquarium trade, and even fishery management . Fish, crustaceans, mollusks, algae, and sea vegetables are all grown utilizing aquaculture techniques, […]

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Shrimp Biology

Shrimp belong to the taxonomic phylum Anthropoda. These animals are characterized by having exoskeletons composed of chitin, minerals and CaCO3 (Calcium Carbonate). While spiders, scorpions, and other insects also belong to the Anthropoda phylum, shrimp belong to a sub-group that is segmented, primarily aquatic, and use gills to breath. Shrimp are of the taxonomic order […]

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Buying Sustainably

Sustainability has become a major differentiator in the marketplace. As consumers have become better educated about the global food supply, they have come to realize that many of our current methods for protein production are irresponsible. The sustainability movement in seafood relates to farming and fishing practices that take into consideration environmental and ethical impacts. […]

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Buying Quality

1) Buy your shrimp from a trusted source. (Retailer, grocer, or fish-monger) 2) Avoid shrimp that have distinct white spots. This is a sign of dehydration caused by temperature fluctuations. 3) White frost on the inside of frozen shrimp bags, known as “Bag Snow”, is caused by changes in temperature and refreezing. Avoid bags with […]

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Shrimp vs. Prawn

The seemingly interchange use of “shrimp” and “prawn” has long resulted in a state of confusion among consumers. Technically, shrimp and prawns are both decapod (10-legged) crustaceans found in fresh and salt water. While shrimp only have two pairs of claws, prawns have three. Prawns also tend to be larger and more colorful than traditional […]

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