Kids Cooking Seafood with Spark-Y

In 2023, Minnesota Sea Grant and Spark-Y collaborated to help develop and share the following youth educational materials and programming about seafood and aquaculture.

  1. Cooking Seafood with Spark-Y Cookbook 
  2. Fish Filet Demonstration and Promotion.
  3. How to Filet a Fish with Spark-Y demonstration video by and for youth 
  4. How to Prepare a Fish Taco with Spark-Y demonstration video by and for youth 
  5. Chipotle Fish Taco recipe 
  6. Cooking demonstration lesson plan

The recipes you'll find in Cooking Seafood with Spark-Y come from the young people Spark-Y serves. Some of the Spark-Y youth grow fish in aquaponics systems right in the classroom, complete with a celebratory fish fry at the conclusion of the program.

The Cooking Seafood with Spark-Y demonstration video on how to filet a fish and video on how to prepare a fish taco using a recipe from the Spark-Y cookbook both featured youth from Spark-Y.

This collaboration is one of several Minnesota Sea Grant projects that are developing, facilitating, and disseminating youth educational materials and programming on seafood and aquaculture. Funding for this project comes from a North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) grant that supports MNSG's Consumer Education on Seafood and Aquaculture project.

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Program Staff

Minnesota Sea Grant Aquaculture Extension Associate Kieran Smith
Aquaculture Extension Associate

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