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
This dish for ricotta and tomato lovers combines my favorite flavors of summer with beautiful wakame from our Sea Pantry. I love using a whole sheep’s milk ricotta that is rich and full of flavor, like Bellwether Farms’ ricotta. The strips of Ocean’s Balance Wakame Seaweed integrated into this dip also really make it shine!
Here is a classic example of a sponge cake, but made with seaweed! Fill this egg-rich chocolate roll with your favorite ice cream.
Having flavorful tinned seafood in our sea pantry can be the difference between a dull salad (or a basic tuna on toast) and a delicious, crave-worthy meal or snack. I love using tinned smoked salmon to make this incredibly quick and easy dip that truly brings out the citrus and briny notes in the fish. It goes with everything from crackers to toast rounds to veggies!