Switch the Fish! A Fishy Friday Frolic with Coley, Mussels and Sea Bass Recipes

Switch the Fish! A Fishy Friday Frolic with Coley, Mussels and Sea Bass Recipes

Switch the Fish! A Fishy Friday Frolic with Coley, Mussels and Sea Bass Recipes

Switch the Fish!

A Fishy Friday Frolic with Coley, Mussels and Sea Bass Recipes

Moules Frites

Moules Frites

Today is Sainsbury’s “Switch the Fish” day, and anyone who buys one of the “big fishy five”  today, that’s cod, tuna, salmon, prawns and haddock today in Sainsbury’s, will be offered free alternative species at their fish counters, as well as some help  about how best to prepare your alternative fish. As one of the UK’s largest retailer of MSC certified sustainable seafood, they are helping customers try new varieties outside of the big five. So #SwitchTheFish is back for its third year as part of the wider Fish with Thought campaign. In place of the big five, customers and food writers/bloggers have been asked to consider using Coley, Mussels, Lemon Sole, Sea Bass or Trout instead, and as a lover of fish of all kinds, I am very happy to support this campaign. I am a BIG fan of all the “alternative” fish suggestions, and so today I would like to share some of my recipes that use coley, sea bass and mussels with my readers.

Harissa sea bass with griddled vegetables & couscous

Harissa sea bass with griddled vegetables & couscous Image: Sainsbury’s

As well as my own recipes, why not take a look at some of the recipes on the Sainsbury’s Live Well for Less website here: Fish Recipes

Sustainable Fish

Look for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-label on packs and on the instore fish counter tickets. The MSC is an independent body, and when you see their logo, you can be confident you are buying sustainable fish from a certified fishery.
(Ally Dingwall, Sainsbury’s Aquaculture and Fisheries manager)

What is sustainability?

It’s about sourcing fish from fisheries which are managed to ensure fish populations remain healthy and where fishing methods minimise environmental impact. This ensures we can all enjoy great-quality fish now, and be confident of healthy fish stocks in the future.

What fish are sustainable?

Sustainable fisheries can be certified to the MSC standard. You can find the following sustainable fish in store:

Cod and haddock
Herring
Wild Pacific salmon
Skipjack and albacore tuna
Cold water prawns
Coley
Breaded plaice

Sea Bass

Whole Sea Bass

My own recipes using alternative fish are listed below:

Colombard Wine, French Bread and Mussel, Onion and Parsley Chowder

Mussel Chowder

Mussel Chowder

How to Cook Mussels without Fear!

Moules Frites

Moules Frites

– Marmite Ecossaise – Luxury Scottish Seafood Stew

(Using mussels and lemon sole)

Fabulous Fish for Good Friday – Marmite Ecossaise – Luxury Scottish Seafood Stew

– Marmite Ecossaise – Luxury Scottish Seafood Stew

Pan-Fried Sea Bass Fillets in a Pastis & Caper Butter Sauce served with Marsh Samphire

Pan-Fried Sea Bass Fillets in a Pastis & Caper Butter Sauce

Pan-Fried Sea Bass Fillets in a Pastis & Caper Butter Sauce

5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipe: Spicy Fish Creole with Coconut Lime Rice for Fish on Friday

(Using Coley)

5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipe: Spicy Fish Creole with Coconut Lime Rice for Fish on Friday

5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipe: Spicy Fish Creole with Coconut Lime Rice for Fish on Friday

Fish on Friday and a Taste of India with Easy Fish Curry

(Using Coley)

Easy Fish Curry with Coley

Easy Fish Curry with Coley

Fish on Friday – A Fish Recipe from Fishy HQ – Fish Bobotie (Curried Fish Bake)

(Using Coley)

Hake Bobotie

Bobotie

Disclaimer: I was sent a Sainsbury’s supermarket voucher in order to buy alternative sustainable fish and highlight it today.

Sainsbury’s “Switch the Fish Recipes:

Roasted lemon sole with butter bean mash

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Roasted lemon sole with butter bean mash Image: Sainsbury’s

Crisp-skinned coley fillets & sesame stir-fry salad

Crisp-skinned coley fillets & sesame stir-fry salad

Crisp-skinned coley fillets & sesame stir-fry salad Image: Sainsbury’s

Risotto with trout & kale

Risotto with trout & kale

Risotto with trout & kale Image: Sainsbury’s

Thai mussel broth

Thai mussel broth

Thai mussel broth Image: Sainsbury’s

Comments

    • says

      I agree that is was a great idea Dannii and I hope that many alternative types of fish were discovered on the day by some of the shoppers.

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