Here’s where you can buy locally sourced sustainable fish in Singapore – and a recipe idea too!
Like us, eating healthier is probably at the top of your list for the New Year. And adding more fish into your diet is certainly something any nutritionist would encourage. Fish is an excellent source of high-quality protein, heart healthy, brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids and important nutrients like vitamin D. But, knowing where your fish comes from is key. Sure, that red snapper you picked up to cook is lean, low-fat and a protein-packed alternative to the red meat you’re cutting back on; but, if its origins aren’t fully traceable, who knows what’s really in it?
Luckily, local sustainable fish is becoming more widely available here in Singapore. Blu Current, for instance, produces sustainably sea-farmed fish by using holding tanks on floating platforms in the ocean. Water quality is carefully monitored and naturally filtered, treated and oxygenated to ensure precise conditions for stress-free growth. The fish are Friends of the Sea-certified, which means the aqua farm is prohibited from using any growth hormones, and must respect the water ecosystem and critical habitats. So it’s a win-win for your health and the planet!
Where to buy it
You can find Blu Current red snapper and barramundi, along with other sustainable seafood offerings, at Sasha’s Fine Foods. This is a go-to online grocer for food-conscious shoppers who want carefully sourced, ethically-produced fish, meat, plant-based products, ready-made meals, healthy snacks and more delivered to their doorsteps. Every product on the website has been painstakingly sourced by founder Sasha Conlan, who has also personally met and vetted each and every supplier.
In fact, having spent more time sourcing sustainable seafood than any other product range, Sasha knows the ins and outs of certification and accreditation. She works only with suppliers who are fully committed to sustainable fishing practices – whether it means the fish are wild-caught or sea-farmed.
To learn more about sustainable fishing, and the difference between “wild-caught” and “farmed”, head to sashasfinefoods.com/blogs/news/fish-blog. It’s an interesting and important read!
Recipe: Roasted Red Snapper in Tamari Sauce
- 2 red snapper fillets (or any white fish)
- 2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
- 1 tablespoon rice wine or sherry
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
- Optional: grated garlic
- Dash of sesame oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Prepare the sauce by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl. Sasha suggests using tamari if you want a taste that’s less salty than soy sauce.
2. Season the fish with salt and pepper, and place in a hot oven at 220 degrees Celsius to roast for a minute or so. Then take it out to cover in the sauce and put back in the oven for another few minutes until the fish has just cooked through. Serve with rice and greens.
Expat Living readers can get 20 percent off their first orders with the code “SFFEXPAT” at sashasfinefoods.com.
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