Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Having lived for a long time in British Columbia, Canada where salmon farming practices have contributed to the decline of natural stocks and wreaked environmental damage wherever they have started, I have been very wary of farmed shrimp here in Ceara. It hasn't been proved to me that shrimp farming is harmful to the ecology of Ceará, but at the same time, it hasn't been proven to me that it isn't harmful. Fortunately, Ceará also has an artisanal shrimp fishery, and at the portside fish market near my house, I can buy caught-at-sea shrimp, at a decent price, and with excellent quality and freshness. I think I'll stick to these shrimps when I'm cooking at home for the foreseeable future.
For a simple, quick and delicious shrimp main course from Brazil, see the recipe in this post.