Seafood is a healthy ingredient for lunch, made even better when it’s sustainable. The kids will love these seafood sandwiches.
- 50 g prawns (or shrimp or tuna)
- 6 slices of toasted bread
- 1⁄2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 3 halved sun-driedtomatoes
- 1 tsp parsley, finelychopped
- salt and pepper
Mix the prawns/shrimp/tuna, mayonnaise, sun-dried tomatoes and parsley in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Cut out six fish shapes from the slices of toasted bread.
If you have one, you can instead use a fish-shaped cookie cutter. Place a black sesame seed as the eye on each fish shape. Use the fish shaped toasted bread to make sandwiches.
Make sure there’s fish in the future
A third of wild fish populations globally are overfished. Overfishing means we’re not always leaving enough fish for our children and grandchildren, because fish need time to grow and reproduce. Sustainable fishing allows that time for reproduction as well as other benefits too, such as reduced impact on ecosystems. Look out for seafood that shows the blue fish tick to know it’s been certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.
Want to learn more? Explore Te Kawa o Tangaroa – a fun, ocean-centred learning programme for parents and teachers to discover with children how oceans can stay teeming with life.
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