Three inexpensive ways to add seafood to your meals

Fri, 03/24/2017
Fish 411

Here on the West Coast, we’re blessed with an abundance of seasonal local seafood throughout the year, from rich and decadent sablefish to a variety of local salmon, halibut, spot prawns, and much more.

While many people assume that all seafood comes with a high price tag, this is simply untrue. At F.I.S.H., we carry a variety of budget-friendly local ocean delicacies that won't break the bank—mussels, clams, shrimp, and ling cod, to name a few.

Here are three inexpensive ways to incorporate seafood into your weekly diet:

  1. Trade in your typical taco night for a delicious fish taco night! We suggest using snapper fillets, ling cod fillets, or prawns instead of beef or chicken. You can substitute shredded lettuce, for a quick tangy coleslaw with a simple dressing of honey, cumin, lime juice, and fresh cilantro. Make sure to use soft tortillas, but all the other fixings can stay the same. If you’re strapped for time, we can take care of all the chopping for you with our convenient DIY Taco Kit!
  2. Making a curry, stir-fry, or noodle bowl? Why not use beautifully cooked BC shrimp? Loaded with vitamin D, vitamin B3, protein, and zinc, they pack much more flavour than most other meat proteins.
  3. Most everyone agrees that sausages are delicious. Unfortunately, they’re usually very fatty and not very good for you. But we're trying to change that by making our own salmon sausages from scratch! We even use a synthetic casing to keep them 100% meat-free. They’re available in three different flavours—Regular, Spicy and Chorizo—and are inexpensively priced at less than $2 for each sausage. Once you try them, you'll be hooked!

—Natasha Crisp