Goldfish and other aquatic animals are a beloved part of the human diet, but their popularity has declined in recent years, partly because of a growing trend toward aquaculture, where fish are fed on a factory farm, and the use of hormones in fish production.
As a result, many are now turning to aquacultural food, where the aquacultures they eat come from.
“Fish and aquacorn are inextricably linked,” says James J. Moseley, a professor of fisheries management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
“I’m not talking about fish and aquatics in general, but about aquacosters, which are aquacodermically grown fish and aquatic animals, that can then be sold as a whole.
It’s a bit like the fish market.”
In recent years there have been some notable successes.
The Green Sea Goldfish, which originated in Japan, is a Japanese specialty fish that’s grown from seaweed in the U.S. and exported to many Asian countries.
“When you see a fish, it’s a sign that something is going right for the ecosystem,” says Mosely, whose group has conducted research in the Pacific Northwest for the past several years.
Goldfish can be eaten in a variety of ways, including with a traditional salad made from raw fish and vegetables and a simple, vegan recipe.
The Pacific Northwest’s Goldfish Festival is one of the largest fish and seafood festivals in the world.
“The Goldfish is a wonderful addition to the foodie family, not only because it’s so unique but because it is so cheap,” says Janna J. Taylor, who hosts the festival in Seattle and is also the co-founder of Aquaponics, an environmental nonprofit organization.
“It’s a perfect gift for anyone who loves fish.”
Goldfish also makes a great gift for the home cook, since they can be used to make a great salad.
“If you make a salad using goldfish, it will taste great,” says Taylor, whose family has owned and operated the Goldfish Cafe for about five years.
“You can even eat it as a garnish.”
There are several ways to make your own Goldfish Salad: For starters, you can make a traditional salmon salad with fresh lettuce, green beans, tomatoes, cucumber, red onions and mint.
“Make a batch of your own salad and then add it to your home-cooked meal and it’s the perfect lunch for a new chef,” Taylor says.
You can also add some green beans and other ingredients to make an egg-filled salad.
To make your salad in the kitchen, heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
Add your green beans to the pan, cover and cook until they are soft and golden, about 10 minutes.
Transfer them to a plate, then drizzle with more olive oil and let them sit in the hot pan until they start to brown, about 4 minutes.
When the greens are soft, add your avocado, tomatoes and mint to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are well blended, about 5 minutes.
Add some chopped avocado and mix it all together until it is well blended.
Add fresh lemon juice and your choice of fish, then add a little salt and pepper to taste.
Top with a few fresh parsley and serve.
The Golden Golden Goldfish salad is made with a salad made with goldfish from the Pacific Ocean.
If you like, you could also add in some dried fruits, dried herbs and chopped parsley.
“They’re all great,” Taylor explains.
“For the fish, I would recommend adding in some smoked salmon and some diced shrimp or scallops.
It makes the salad a little bit more unique and more interesting.
It’ll also be a great way to enjoy the taste of the fish in the summertime.”
The Green Goldfish Fest is held in the Seattle area on the weekend of July 19-21.
For more information on the Pacific Coast Goldfish festival, visit www.goldfishfest.org.
The American Heritage Food Bank is a national nonprofit organization that serves low-income and low-energy households in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
The organization provides food, shelter, medical assistance, and other programs to assist families who cannot afford to pay for essential items.
It is part of a national partnership that works with the National Federation of Independent Businesses and other organizations.
For additional information on their programs, go to www.americanheritage.org or call 800-275-7737.