As the summer grilling season starts to wind down, now is a great opportunity to revisit some of our forgotten seafood favorites. Paella has always been one of my favorite dishes, as it can really highlight a diverse array of the ocean’s goodies. I like to think of shrimp, mussels, clams and squid as my flight attendants on my culinary flight to Spain’s Mediterranean coast.
The key to really tasty seafood paella is choosing the best quality seafood that you can find. At Bi-Rite, not only are our offerings incredibly fresh, they are also impeccably sourced. For ten years we have partnered with FishWise, a sustainable seafood consultancy that promotes the health and recovery of ocean ecosystems through environmentally responsible practices, which has led us to being much more informed about the sourcing of our offerings. As much as we like to consider ourselves experts in all aspects of meat and seafood, we realize that we are constantly learning and developing a greater understanding of the ever-evolving world of responsible sourcing and sustainability. Over the last ten years FishWise, in addition to frequent communication with our seafood partners, has been an integral part in advancing our understanding of the seafood industry. They have also helped us better develop ways to convey the challenges of thoughtfully purchasing seafood to our guests.
This week (September 13 through 20) also happens to be Sustainable Seafood Week- San Francisco, a national program that advances the sustainability conversation in American cities with a rich seafood history. So visit us at the Markets (or shop our Paella recipe from our online store at Instacart.com) and celebrate some delicious seafood that you can feel good about. Now is the perfect time for a Paellapalooza!