What is a Sea Pantry?
When it comes to health foods, the ocean delivers! Fish, seafood, and seaweed are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important nutrients for supporting heart health. But foods from the ocean – when farmed or caught sustainably – also bring big benefits to the environment.
For the sake of both human health and ocean health, it is time for us to get a taste of the SEA. If we can commit to keeping these items on hand, we can expand our palates and improve the planet at the same time.
What Items to Keep On Hand?
Take a look at my Pantry from the Sea – a treasure trove of beautiful, sustainable kelp, sea vegetables, fish, and shellfish (as well as personal care items and even pet treats containing ingredients from the sea) that support healthy living and healthy oceans.
And if you think there’s anything I should add to this ever-growing list, please do share it with me!
Dried Seaweeds, Rubs and Sprinkles
Pasta and Grains
Basics for the Refrigerator and Freezer
Shelf Stable Items
It’s soup season! Did you know you just about any homemade soup can easily be fortified with seaweed? This is my grandma’s cozy, comforting slow cooker turkey bean soup recipe, made even better by letting it cook for hours with seaweed.
Far more than a bunch of seafood items on a plate, the growing move towards Seacuterie Boards is a culinary choose-your-own-adventure journey. Imagine the savory, sustainable goodness that is part of this board: beautiful smoked fish, conservas, tangy kelp pickles, roasted vegetables, olives, cheeses, fruits, and your own personal culinary favorites.
This stew is a cozy, one-pot meal that you can let simmer for hours before dinnertime. I update my dad’s beloved beef stew recipe with a bright preserved lemon & seaweed gremolata that brings nutrients, brininess, and umami goodness to an otherwise rich dish!