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
“Mezze” is a style of dining that’s very popular in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Although it’s similar to tapas or a charcuterie board, it can actually serve as an ENTIRE meal by featuring a mix of hot and cold items, including both veggies and meats. As a seafood lover, of course, I had to create a SEA PANTRY Mezze Platter!
I could sing the praises of cedar planks all day long. Grilling a fish like Kvaroy Arctic salmon atop this wood is one of the easiest techniques to infuse the fish with a lovely smoky flavor, while keeping it nice and tender on the inside. And it’s perfect when paired with a roasted beet salad with feta!
I learned to make Irish soda bread while at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland — and this is one of the easiest breads to make! It’s the perfect yummy centerpiece for a gorgeous Seacuterie Board.