Celebrate Easter with Australian-Certified Seafood And First Nations Flair, from The Aquaculture Stewardship Council.

ASC Easter Recipe Book- Made of Australia
ASC Easter Recipe Book- Made of Australia

This Easter, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Australia is proud to release a downloadable cookbook featuring recipes that showcase the delicious and responsibly farmed seafood produced by ASC-certified farms in Australia.

The ASC aims to encourage responsible seafood eating and support local producers this Easter. The FREE cookbook, features recipes from renowned Australian chefs: Mark OliveCourtney RoulstonJohn McFaddenAnaliese GregoryLarissa DominelloGuy Turland, and Manu Feildel.

“The Aussie coastline has a long history of aquaculture, with the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape in western Victoria being one of the world’s oldest known aquaculture sites. First Nations people cultivated eels in this location over 6000 years ago, and we recognize and honour the traditional custodians of the land who have taught us the importance of caring for the environment,” said ASC Australian head, Duncan Leadbitter.

“That’s why we’re thrilled to have Mark Olive as our ambassador for this year. As a Bundjalung man, Mark embodies the principles of sustainability and shares our passion for protecting the oceans and our planet. His use of native ingredients reconnects us to the land and its values, making him the perfect fit for our mission.”

Chef Mark Olive said, “Living sustainably is at the very heart of traditional Aboriginal practices, and for thousands of years Indigenous communities across Australia have relied on our oceans, rivers and streams for survival. Now, it’s up to each of us – through the choices we make when we’re shopping for seafood – to ensure these incredible living ecosystems survive and thrive for generations to come.”

The cookbook features three of the world’s most sought-after Australian-farmed seafood: Pacific Reef Tiger Prawns, Yumbah Abalone, and Clean Seas’ Spencer Gulf Kingfish.

Pacific Reef Tigers produce sustainably farmed black tiger prawns using world-leading technology with zero net impact on surrounding oceans and waterways.

Yumbah’s abalone farms take advantage of nutrient-rich waters produced by the natural Bonney Upwelling, and the farms are designed to mimic the natural cycle of the ocean. Clean Seas’ brood stock is bred from fish originally sourced from the waters near its fishery, making them the ideal location to raise yellowtail kingfish.

The recipes in the cookbook include:

  • Lemon Myrtle Prawn Linguine Quick & Easy by Mark Olive
  • Black Tiger Prawns with Polenta and Smoked Paprika by Analiese Gregory
  • Air Fried Katafi Black Tiger Prawns by Larissa Dominello
  • Sashimi Style Abalone with Samphire, Ginger & Sesame by John McFadden
  • Salt & Pepper Abalone by Guy Turland
  • Spencer Gulf Kingfish with Harissa Butter, Spinach & Yoghurt by Courtney Roulston
  • Kingfish in Cream Sauce by Mark Olive
  • Kingfish Ceviche with Sweet Potatoes and Leche de Tigre by Manu Feildel

“ASC-certified seafood is farmed with care, with the future in mind. ASC sets the highest standards in the industry, covering hundreds of requirements that include water quality, animal welfare, and fair treatment and pay of workers. When you choose seafood with the ASC label, you can be sure that it can be traced back to a responsible aquaculture farm, and you’re also rewarding responsible farmers by purchasing their products,” said Leadbitter.

Yumbah CEO David Wood said, “Responsible farming is at the core of everything we do at Yumbah, and we recognize that it’s not just about producing high-quality seafood, but also about protecting our environment and supporting our communities. From our products and people to our processes and places, we take a holistic approach to ensure the highest standards of care across all aspects of our business.”

“The ASC certification is a challenging and rigorous standard that we are proud to have achieved, as it holds us accountable and ensures that we are ‘walking the walk’ in terms of sustainability. We are committed to continuing to improve and innovate in our farming practices, and to providing delicious and responsible seafood to our customers,” he said.

By choosing ASC-certified seafood, consumers can positively impact the environment and local communities while enjoying great, farmed seafood that’s here for good. The ASC encourages everyone to join in transforming the industry towards responsible practices across the chain. Choose the ASC green label and make a difference today.

To download the cookbook or for more information, visit the ASC website au.asc-aqua.org/made-of-australia/ and look for the green label in stores and on menus.