Guest blog by Pepper Moon Catering’s Sales and Event Manager, Emily Terranova
At Pepper Moon Catering, we don’t have to worry about the sustainability of the seafood we serve! As one of the preferred caterers for the Greensboro Science Center (GSC), we understand that balance is important. We do our best to balance the needs of the customer (size of group, budget, vision) to what we can offer as meal choices. Fortunately, the food distributors we work with understand that sustainability will help them, not just for the “feel-good factor”, but economically in the long term as well. It’s thinking like this that will push for true changes in practices.
Our food distributors are a wonderful resource for our company, as they have tiers of quality – and with those tiers come guarantees of sustainability! The top two tiers (which we order from) come with universal sustainability standards for ALL of their products, not just the seafood. In the seafood area, the wild-caught foods are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, a third-party verifier. Farmed fish will have at least 4 stars with the Best Aquaculture Practices standard. So, when you an attend an event here at the GSC that’s sponsored by Pepper Moon Catering, you can enjoy your food and enjoy that it’s good for the world too.
Here’s a sustainable seafood recipe for you to try at home!
Shrimp and Mango Bruschetta (Serves 10-12) ½ lb chopped shrimp 2 cups mango, small diced ¼ cup chopped green onion ½ cup lime juice 2 tablespoons honey (may add more to taste) 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper *Serve with sliced French bread or gluten free corn tortilla cups
Stir the shrimp, mango and onion together in a bowl; set aside.
Whisk the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl until blended, making sure to scrape bottom of the bowl to fully incorporate the honey. Pour over the shrimp mixture. Cover with wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
The Greensboro Science Center is a proud partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program to help consumers and businesses make ocean-friendly seafood choices.