Morey’s 30-Minute Meal Ideas

September can be an overwhelming month as summer vacations end, and busy school-year schedules resume. With less time to plan meals, Morey’s Fish and Seafood has you covered with a large selection of marinated seafood entrees, many of them gluten free, that go from freezer to plate in 30 minutes or less.

No time to plan ahead? No problem! Our 10-ounce packages contain two individually vacuum packed portions. You can create a whole family meal, or use just one and easily save the other for a later dish. Or, choose one of our many smoked fish options that are ready to eat and go with a wide variety of recipes. With so many great options, Morey’s will become a staple in your kitchen, and a healthy addition to your diet.

Smoked Salmon Corn Chowder

Smoked Salmon Corn Chowder

Breakfast On the Run
When you have a busy family getting everyone to eat a healthy meal instead of a sugary cereal can be tough. Setting yourself, and your family up for success at work, school and practice is easier when you use our recipe for Eggs St. Charles. It takes only 20 minutes, and uses Morey’s Tilapia fillets. Take a moment to start your day with something more exciting.

Fast Fish Appetizers
We’ve all had moments where we suddenly realize the neighborhood block party, parent/teacher conferences, or maybe a get together for the big game is tonight, and preparing a big dish is out of the question. Next time, don’t stress out; just take 25 minutes to put together a Lake Trout Salad with Morey’s Smoked Lake Trout. Take advantage of more recipes for tasty appetizers, they’ll save the day every time.

Emergency Entrée
Mistakes happen, roasts burn and turkeys come out raw. When a big meal goes awry, use Morey’s recipe for Mahi Mahi Mango Salsa Tacos using Morey’s Pineapple Mango Mahi Mahi. We wouldn’t be surprised if your backup plan becomes your main staple with so many of Morey’s tasty, quick options.

Bad Weather Solutions
When the weather is coming down, and the roads are too dangerous to travel, curl up at home with our recipe for Smoked Salmon Corn Chowder soup, using Morey’s Cajun smoked salmon. It’s a comforting and filling way to enjoy a great meal, without testing out your vehicle’s all-wheel drive.

Diet Delicious
You want to make sure all your guests feel comfortable and welcome at the dinner table. But if you discover that a guest has an unexpected dietary requirement, it can leave you scrambling for a meal idea that everyone at the table can enjoy. Luckily, we’re proud that many of Morey’s products are perfect for guests that are pregnant, keep kosher, are diabetic, gluten free or have other diet restrictions.

Visit our previous blog post to understand new research about consuming low-mercury fish and seafood while pregnant. Plus, learn more about how fish is an integral part of a positive diabetic diet.

Don’t stress out when making sure your meal plan is friendly to all who join. Simply try out a recipe with our Lemon Dill Atlantic Salmon, Garlic Cracked Pepper Atlantic Salmon, Smoked Lake Trout and more.

Inspired yet? Submit your own 30-minute meal ideas here!

For more meal ideas, tips and recipes, visit Moreys.com and Pinterest.

 

 

Morey’s Receives Notable Certification for Sustainability Practices

Ensuring families will enjoy Morey’s fine fish and seafood not just today but for generations to come has been our priority since day one. We manage our commitment to sustainably sourced seafood by working closely with external industry groups and agencies from around the world.

Morey's issued the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody certification by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

Recently, we were issued the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody certification by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. In short, by adding RFM Chain of Custody certification to our stable of certifications means we can verify that the seafood we purchase from Alaska is sourced from an Alaskan ecosystem that has been responsibly developed.

However, becoming certified is no easy task to achieve. In fact, it’s only available to those who have previously passed an audit for the Chain of Custody Standard. Thus far, fewer than 100 companies in the world have been granted RFM certification.

To be considered, a team of assessors from the Accredited Certification Body audited Morey’s locations in Motley, MN and Golden Valley, MN. Both offices participated in a series of steps including reviews and site visits before certification was granted.

DID YOU KNOW… Morey’s Minnesota production facilities and various products are also certified by the following organizations:

British Retail Consortium (“A” Rating)
Marine Stewardship Council (Chain of Custody Certification)
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (Chain of Custody Certification)

We’re also a founding member of The Seafood Nutrition Partnership, an active member of the National Fisheries Institute, a governing member of Global Aquaculture Alliance and are regular contributors to both Ocean Trust and SeaShare. For more details on Morey’s sustainability practices, please visit www.moreys.com.

 

Frozen Seafood Myths

Frozen Seafood Myths

Frozen Seafood Myths

 

When it comes to frozen seafood, people have some strange misconceptions. Romanticizing the idea of “fresh fish,” they often discount the very real nutritional value of frozen fish! The truth is, frozen seafood contains a wealth of important nutrients, as well as being tasty, convenient, and easy to prepare. Here, we debunk some of the common myths related to frozen seafood and fish in general.

  • Myth #1: Frozen fish is less nutritious than fresh fish. This is unequivocally false. Because fishing vessels remain at sea for long periods of time, the “fresh fish” you purchase has often been sitting around for a while before it reaches you. However, modern freezing methods allow for quick freezing of seafood to maintain quality and freshness. Frozen fish makes it to your table with the freshness locked in—just as nutritious and delicious as if you’d pulled the fish  from the water yourself.
  • Myth #2: Other meats are just as nutritious as fish. The fact is, fish are an excellent source of lean protein, amino acids, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Unlike fatty beef,  pork or poultry products, fish is low in saturated fat, and the nutrients in fish fight a number of ailments, including cardiovascular disease. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week. Many of the frozen seafood products available from Morey’s Seafood are gluten free, which is great for those looking for a convenient and tasty meal as part of a gluten-free diet.
  • Myth #3: Fishing is bad for the environment. Many trustworthy manufacturers, including frozen seafood brands like Morey’s Seafood, focus on sustainable and safe fishing methods to ensure the safety of the environment, and the regulation and control of fishing practices.
  • Myth #4: Frozen seafood is hard to cook. This is Morey’s favorite falsehood to disprove! Morey’s offers a wide array of pre-portioned, individually packaged, marinated frozen seafood products that are both delicious and easy to cook. The Morey’s website also offers a wealth of recipes designed to make it quick and convenient to put delicious seafood on your family’s table.

For more information on how to choose the best frozen seafood, and how to prepare tasty seafood meals for your family, visit Morey’s website. For an even deeper connection with other frozen seafood lovers, join the online community on Facebook and Twitter.

What to Check for When Purchasing Frozen Seafood

 

Frozen Seafood

Frozen Seafood

Whether fresh or frozen, seafood is one of nature’s perfect foods! Packed with essential nutrients, including protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, seafood is an important part of a healthy diet that helps children to grow and develop properly, and may even help prevent heart disease. In fact, it seems as though scientists are always finding new ways that seafood is beneficial, from lowering cholesterol to improving vision and eye health! Frozen seafood brings all the goodness of seafood to your home, even if you’re half a world away from its source!

With a wealth of frozen seafood brands from which to choose, it’s important to select those that are reputable and provide high quality product. Whichever frozen seafood products you decide to buy, follow a few guidelines to make sure it is the best frozen seafood you can find.

  • Make sure the packaging is intact. Never buy seafood if the package is open, torn, or crushed on the edges.
  • Choose packages that are free from frost or ice crystals. The presence of ice might mean that the frozen fish has been stored for a long time, or that it has thawed and been refrozen.
  • Keep frozen seafood in the freezer. Do not thaw seafood until you are ready to prepare it. Once you’re ready to use it, the best method is to thaw it slowly overnight in the refrigerator. Of course, many seafood products can be cooked straight from the freezer—no thawing required!

Frozen seafood makes it easy to serve your family delectable, restaurant-quality fish, straight from your own freezer! One of the top frozen seafood companies, Morey’s Seafood carries a wide variety of frozen seafood products that not only are nutritious, but mouthwateringly delicious as well. Visit Morey’s website to learn more, not just about their tasty products, but also about the health benefits of fish, and recipes you might want to try. For an even deeper connection, join the online community on Facebook, or read Morey’s informative blog.

Salmon Products: More Than Just The Fish!

 

Salmon Products

Salmon Products

Whether it’s farm-raised or wild caught salmon, everyone knows that salmon products are among the most delicious of all fish varieties. But attaining quality, highly nutritional salmon is about more than just the fish that has been caught or raised. Bringing out the very best qualities of salmon—a healthy, succulent and decadent seafood high in Omega-3 fatty acids and important for heart, muscle, digestive and brain health—is in large part about the journey it takes, from the depths of the ocean or fresh water farms to your family table.

Water to Plate: Strict Guidelines for Quality Salmon

No matter what your salmon products preference—frozen, smoked, or seasoned—the journey seafood takes is just as important, if not more so, than its destination to make sure that the quality and health benefits remain at the highest levels. That is why numerous government and agricultural entities have created strict processes, guidelines and controls to make sure that salmon products are of the best quality by the time they reach your family.

In their farming stage, fresh salmon need a clean environment to grow. The Aquaculture Certification Council, a nonprofit organization responsible for creating inspection and sanitary controls for any and all sites growing and processing fish, came up with the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), a series of specific requirements and guidelines to which all farming sites must adhere. In addition, the FDA regulates these sites to ensure quality and clean parameters for salmon to grow.

Once the salmon is ready for processing, plants must follow Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) requirements developed specifically by the FDA to ensure hygienic, hazard-free and healthful food production. This, of course, means that salmon products must be processed in a clean, safe and hygienic environment, following the strictest codes. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Seafood Inspection Program adds even more controls to ensure proper processing of salmon products among others.

After salmon products have been processed and prepared for consumption, shipping regulations under HACCP and the United States are strictly followed to ensure that the imported products are of the highest quality and standards. Salmon products that do not meet wholesomeness, healthy and clean standards are absolutely not accepted.

Finally, the salmon is ready for the retail selling and food service usage. FDA regulations as well as local, state, regional and federal inspection codes regulate the handling of the products before you take them home. Still, it’s important that, once you bring salmon products into your kitchen, you also handle them with cleanliness and care to prevent food borne illnesses and diminished quality. You can learn more about this process by reading the AboutSeafood.com brochure available to consumers online.

Morey’s Seafood: Quality Salmon Products For Decades

The Morey’s Seafood family works hard to ensure that only the very best salmon products reach your family’s kitchen. It has been part of our company’s defining values to give you our word that every product we bring to you is restaurant-quality and meets the highest standards of freshness and quality. To learn more about Morey’s Seafood and our commitment to excellence, visit us at http://www.moreys.com/ today.