If you want to know which seafood is environmentally friendly to eat and which seafood you might want to stay away from, one of the best resources is Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch. The website breaks various types of seafood down into three easy categories — best, good, and avoid.

The site has a downloadable printable pocket guide that folds up and fits in your wallet. For the more tech savvy, there iPhone app. I gave the app a positive review a couple of months ago and since then it’s come in handy when I’ve been at the seafood counter at the grocery store.

Now Monterey Bay Aquarium has added recipes to the site. Each month, leading chefs will, create recipes using some of the most environmentally safe seafood. This month’s recipe is Grilled Oysters with Wasabi and Miso. Farmed oysters armed oysters are on Seafood Watch’s "super green" list. The recipe that most interests me is Chicken-fried Catfish. I’ll have to keep my eye out for farm raised catfish next time I’m choosing seafood.

You can sign up on the website to receive the recipes by e-mail each month so you never miss one.  

Photo: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Safe, sustainable seafood recipes
Monterey Bay Aquarium adds recipes to its Seafood Watch website.