Seafood in the desert is more sustainable than you think, thanks to local restaurateurs who continue to put ingredients first when they are building their menus. As awareness builds around the pressing threats that the world’s oceans and fisheries are facing, we see independent food and dining destinations taking the responsibility to be part of the solution.
This month, we are issuing a call to action for Arizonans to support businesses that are leading the charge in responsible sourcing of the fish that ends up on our plates. On Chefs for Fish Night on June 14th, participating restaurants will be serving U.S. caught fish that is green listed on Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. Green listed fish are species that are well managed and caught or farmed in ways that cause little harm to habitats or other wildlife. Participating restaurants include:
June 14th, Chefs for Fish Night: This event focuses on celebrating sustainable U.S. wild-caught seafood, in support of the successful fisheries management law, the Magnuson Stevens Act.
The Breadfruit, Phoenix. Serving Brown Stew Fish with Blue catfish from Maryland / Chesapeake caught via gillnet; Curried White Fish (Sable fish) from Oregon caught in pots; Red Stripe Curried Shrimp with Arizona Sweet Shrimp; Jerk Shrimp & Johnny Cakes with Arizona Sweet Shrimp
Phoenix City Grille, Phoenix. Serving Corn husk baked True Cod with Arizona summer succotash, arroz verde and tequila lime beurre blanc
Switch, Phoenix. Serving Clams Casino featuring East Coast top neck clams
Sel Restaurant, Scottsdale. Serving Cold Smoked Hamachi (Yellowtail Jack) crudo, Sea Lettuce-Couscous-Quinoa Salad, Piment D' Espelette Citrus Emulsion, Crispy Spring Onion
House of Tricks, Tempe. Serving for lunch: Shitake Encrusted Southern California Black Cod with Rice Noodles, Pickled Bok Choy and Dashi Consume. Serving for dinner: Korean Miso-Honey Glazed California Flounder with Lime, Ginger, Daikon Radish, Kale and Basmati Rice en Papillote
Karma Sushi Bar Grill, Flagstaff. Serving Fish n' Chips with Alaskan Cod
Shift Kitchen + Bar, Flagstaff. Serving line-caught Pacific halibut
JT Bistro, Camp Verde
Show appreciation for these amazing restaurants that are part of the solution by supporting them with your dollars! As an added bonus, our partners Recyclebank will be giving away 100 points which you can redeem at local businesses. Sign up for a free account here, download the app and check-in at any of the participating restaurants and you'll instantly get points. Recyclebank's website is a fantastic tool that answers all your questions about recycling, and rewards you for learning and recycling correctly.