Info & Rants

Widespread mislabelling of seafood reported in cities across Canada

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/seafood-mislabelling-fraud-1.4796762

Chilean Sea Bass

This is the first rant to pop to my mind as it involves all kinds of wonderful things, a classic shell game, poaching and good old fashioned branding.

Those who have eaten or heard about Chilean Sea Bass usually know it’s at least expensive and many have heard it was endangered and that has connection to the price.

Some may know Chilean Sea Bass was an FDA approved name for Patagonian Toothfish, many fish have multiple names depending on market so that is no surprise.

The deception comes when they fished Patagonian Toothfish to the endangered list, I understand illegal poaching made stock management more difficult, but lets face it, everyone was fishing.

Now Chilean Sea Bass is endangered, so what do we do? Why not add a similar fish to the list of FDA approved names for Chilean Sea Bass?

Well they did just that, added Antarctic Toothfish to the list and Voila, no more endangered Chilean Sea Bass.

Aside from the typical environmental problems, I feel like it needs a unique name for allergy purposes, the Antarctic variety contains a special antifreeze glycoprotein in it’s fat, not found in Patagonian Toothfish.

This can cause reactions in people with sensitivities and make troubleshooting difficult.

 

    Recipes & Videos

    Taco Seasoning

    Taco Seasoning

    Course Main Course
    Cuisine Mexican

    Ingredients

    • 1 bulb Garlic roasted (instruction below)
    • 1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
    • 1 small Onion minced
    • 1 kg Ground Beef
    • 4 tsp Chili Powder
    • 3 tsp Paprika
    • 1 tsp Sea Salt
    • 1 tsp Cumin
    • 1 tsp Oregano
    • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
    • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
    • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
    • 1 1/2 cups Water

    Instructions

    1. preheat oven to 400℉

      cut the head off of the Garlic Bulb

      place facing down in aluminum foil

      add 1 tbsp of olive oil and wrap

      place on baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes

      remove from oven and let cool

    2. sauté onions for 30 minutes on medium heat with remaining 1/2 tbsp of olive oil

    3. brown ground beef on high heat, lower to medium heat when cooked through.

    4. mix spices and seasoning together

    5. remove 1 or more garlic cloves from bulb and add to ground beef

      add sauteed onions to ground beef

      add spices and seasoning to ground beef

      add water to ground beef

      mix ingredients well and allow water to cook off

      spoon into a tortilla shell, add your favourite toppings and enjoy

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

     

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    based on the classic Toll House recipe

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
    • 3/4 cup White Sugar
    • 1/2 cup Butter softened
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract real
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 1 tsp Baking Soda
    • 2 1/4 cups White Flour
    • 2 cups Chocolate Chips any size or shape

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

    2. Cream: Butter and Sugars in mixer
    3. Gently Mix: Eggs -> Vanilla ->Salt -> Baking Soda
    4. Hand Mix: White Flour -> Chocolate Chips
    5. Form: 1 inch balls on parchment lined baking sheet
    6. Bake: 10 minutes depending on your oven and preferred softness