Seafood Made Easy

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Seafood Made Easy

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Seafood Made Easy
Shrimp

When you see the Responsible Choice logo on Hy-Vee seafood, that means it's rated as either a "Best Choice" or "Good Alternative" by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, or is certified to an environmental standard benchmarked to these ratings. Basically, it's a choice you can feel good about.

If you love mahi-mahi as much as we do, you'll appreciate seeing this: We teamed up with Orca Bay Foods and FishWise, a nonprofit sustainable seafood consulting firm, to make sure our mahi-mahi is responsibly sourced.

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The Fair Trade Certified logo tells you that not only was the seafood sustainably sourced, but the people who sourced it were treated fairly. It's part of our commitment to improve working and living conditions in fishing communities. 

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First things first: Watch this 42-second tutorial on how to prepare shrimp.

For salads, pastas, or as is, grilled shrimp is ready in about 5 minutes. Just use skewers or a grill basket and grill over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes on each side or until pink and opaque. 

Shrimp is the ultimate quick dinner because it cooks in less than 10 minutes. Just preheat the oven to 400 F, toss your shrimp with olive oil and seasoning, spread on a sheet pan and bake for about 8 minutes or until pink and opaque. 

Now we're talking. Make easy fried shrimp at home. In a 3-quart saucepan or deep-fat fryer, heat 2 inches vegetable oil to 350 degrees. Dip shrimp in batter and drop into the hot oil. They're ready in about 2 minutes when they're nice and golden. 

A go-to method, quick sautéed shrimp is perfect for busy weeknights. Heat oil or butter in a pan, toss in shrimp, add seasoning, and cook for about 4 minutes until pink and opaque. 

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Greenpeace recently ranked Hy-Vee No. 2 in the U.S. for sustainable seafood efforts. When you see the Responsible Choice logo on canned tuna, you can feel good about helping to protect our oceans.
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Alaska cod is known for firm filets and large tender flakes with a slightly sweet flavor. Because of its firm texture, it can be roasted, poached, steamed, sautéed, or deep-fried for fish and chips—making it the perfect gateway for novice seafood cooks.
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What's the difference between bay scallops and sea scallops? Bay scallops are smaller, about 1/2-inch in diameter, and have a shorter cook time. Sea scallops are nearly three times as big, making them a good choice for pan searing or grilling. Both have a delicate, sweet flavor.
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