Note: I have not been compensated in any way to talk about my love of seafood.
If you don't already know this about me, I grew up on the ocean near one of the biggest fishing ports on the East Coast. I could see the fishing boats coming and going as I sat on the porch, heading out to the deeper areas to catch swordfish or whatever else they were fishing for. When I would visit our family home in Maine I would hear the lobster boats fire up their engines every morning (except Sunday back then) to go out and support their families earlier than I could imagine even crawling out of bed. I would see the lobstermen and the fishermen in the towns where I spent my youth and I would see how hard they worked in the lines on their faces and the rough skin on their hands. I knew some of their children. I knew some of their stories.
So to me eating seafood has always had two parts to it: the first was always the fact that it tasted good and it was good for me, but the second was about more than that...it was about the supporting hardworking people and their trade.
Today is the last day of National Seafood Month, so it is fitting today that I remind you to eat your seafood.
For some great recipes from the Seafood Nutrition Partnership click here.