Seafood Feature of the Month
December: Dungeness Crab – Trap Caught, BC, WA, OR, CA
At SeaChoice, we encourage consumers to switch their red (unsustainable) seafood for green “Best Choice” options, and since Christmas is all about red and green, it’s the perfect time to make some switches! For many people, shrimp rings are as synonymous with Christmas as candy canes and gingerbread houses. But many shrimp fisheries and farms are riddled with problems including bycatch, chemical use, and destruction of mangrove forests. So, at Christmas time, consider swapping your red shrimp ring for green Dungeness crab!
Dungeness crab are native to the West Coast of North America, and can be found throughout British Columbia. Luckily, December is prime season for Dungeness crab! These crab have a delicate, slightly sweet flavour. They can be enjoyed simply steamed and dipped in butter, or get creative and prepare delectable crab cakes or even crab guacamole with endive. Trust me; your guests will be impressed with the presentation and the taste!
Christmas is all about tradition, so why not start a new one this year by serving sustainable, local meals!