June 26, 2015

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch ..  How eating seafood makes you sexier and helps save the ocean.  More on adventurous eating after this –

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the whole fish

Some of the best and healthiest parts of a fish don’t make it into the American diet. And fish like sardines and anchovies are ground up for  fish feed instead of people food. An eBook aims to show simple ways to use fish heads, skins and bones in appealing new ways.  It’s called

‘The Whole Fish – How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean.”

“Eating seafood, especially the oily fish, it makes our hair better and skin nicer, and it makes us smarter – so intelligence and attractiveness also add to this equation.”

Author Maria Finn is a former fisherman out of Homer.  Her whole fish philosophy stemmed from her years of field work with Fish and Game –

“When I worked out on the Yukon delta I worked with a lot of Yup’ik people at their fish drying camps. And they showed me how to use the whole fish – the heads, the eggs and milt, the bones, and what they didn’t use was pickled or fed to the dogs. “


Now Finn lives near San Francisco where she says using the whole animal is the trend in high end restaurants.

” It’s considered very environmentally friendly, it shows respect for the animal, it’s not just taking a few prime cuts and tossing the rest away. So you might get pig face pasta here or trotters, and these are all in the great restaurants.”

She has seen salmon bellies as featured entrees,  salmon roe as garnishes, tuna heart grated over pasta, and salmon bones ground with salt to provide calcium and omega 3s.  Finn’s short eBook has recipes and also draws attention to sustainability issues and food webs.

The Whole Fish : How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean can be downloaded at TEDbooks or Amazon.

Fish Radio is also brought to you by Ocean Beauty Seafoods.  Ocean Beauty has contributed over 10 million meals to the U.S. Food Bank network, and is committed to ending hunger in America. www.oceanbeauty.com  In Kodiak, I’m Laine Welch.