As Alice Waters said in one of her cookbook, “fish is one of the last wild foods we see on the dinner table.” Our respect for such a statement is difficult to put into words. Suffice it to say, industrialized farming is finally reaching the sea and we are committed doing what we can to stop it. Our eye is always on the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch before we buy so that we don’t contribute to the already endangered supplies and so that we make choices that contribute to the recovery of the ocean’s bounty.
As if the taste and variety alone aren’t enough incentive to enjoy recipes in this chapter, fish is especially very high on the nutrition health pyramid for Mediterranean cuisine. Cold water fish on the menu two or three times a week is not only delicious but also contribute Omega-3 fish oils that not only reduce heart disease but also help boost the immune system.