Chefs and fishers from 18 countries have united to support sustainable seafood for healthy oceans.
Brought to you by the Marine Stewardship Council
A new year is a new start, with fresh opportunities to make better choices and take care of the ocean for future generations. That’s why the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the not-for-profit organisation responsible for the world’s leading sustainable seafood ecolabel, has launched its Ocean Cookbook for 2023. The free digital cookbook brought together chefs and fishers from all around the world to create a collection of 17 healthy everyday recipes that tell a sustainability story about the seafood we all love.
The ocean is a vital part of human life. It provides daily protein for over a billion people, it’s a reliable source of food for billions more, and 200 million people are employed directly or indirectly by the seafood industry. But our ocean needs help: illegal and destructive fishing, overfishing and climate change not only negatively impact species and ecosystems, but also our communities.
The cookbook highlights how easy it is to serve up affordable, healthy, easy-to-make and sustainable seafood dishes suitable for the whole family. The cookbook is the centrepiece of the MSC’s communications and marketing campaign for the new year, traditionally a time for healthy and more environmentally conscious eating.
Included in the choice of recipes is a simple and delicious Cape hake recipe by South African chef Naledi Toona. “Cooking has always been an act of love for me, and hake is such a versatile, sustainable and quick-cooking ingredient. It allows me to show love to my family – those I have today and those in the future,” she adds.
The cookbook includes stunning photography from internationally renowned food photographer David Loftus, who has worked with Jamie Oliver throughout his career. David Loftus is a great believer in sustainable fishing: “This goes way beyond food. It’s about the future of our ocean. We need to step up to the plate right now… or we’re in deep water.”
Your support is needed to create a #BigBlueFuture – join the global movement of by reminding your colleagues, family and friends about the importance of the ocean. You can also download the free digital cookbook here.
Lightly pan-fried hake is the perfect easy dinner recipe. Served with seasonal vegetables and a creamy coconut sauce to enhance the natural flavours of hake, this is a healthy recipe the whole family will love.
Hungry for more feel-good seafood? Visit the Ocean Cookbook online to find more sustainable seafood recipes from around the world. Remember to choose seafood that’s good for you and the oceans too – when you buy seafood with the blue MSC label on pack, you’re helping to protect oceans, livelihoods and fish for the future.