Pride in Glynn County Seafood Cookbook
We thank the many fishers, crabbers, shrimpers, and consumers of seafood who have lived in and around Glynn County over hundreds of years, and who have celebrated our rich and diverse culture, especially our food We thank all of our neighbors who contributed their art and taste for this first “Pride in Glynn County” cookbook. We thank Honeywell for its financial support. We thank our co-workers from the Environmental Justice Advisory Board, Rebuilding Together – Brunswick, and the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant who supported us and provided endless feedback on how to create a resource that
celebrates who we are as Southerners, and how we can eat sustainably from our marshes. This book is dedicated to those who will continue to honor and carry on these traditions. And, importantly, this book is dedicated to YOU! Enjoy and start cooking!
People who live around Brunswick love nothing better than a good seafood dish, and they also love to talk about a great seafood dish! We are blessed to live near a saltwater marsh that is home to a bountiful fish population. The marsh and fishing have been part of our community’s long history and are celebrated today by local chefs, festivals, family get-togethers, and church fish dinners. We asked some of our favorite local cooks to share their recipes and stories. Some cook for a living; others for the pure joy of it. We invite you to explore the recipes found in our first “Pride in Glynn County Seafood Cookbook” and try new ways to enjoy fresh local fish. The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant offers tips for safe and healthy ways to prepare for the catch of the day. To follow the guidelines prepared by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for enjoying a healthy seafood dinner: know which species can be eaten frequently, and which should be dinner less often or not at all. EAT SEAFOOD, EAT LOCAL
Because Brunswick has a strong industrial past, manufacturing activities have impacted the marsh environment. For the past two decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state have been addressing those impacts. Thanks to these efforts and monitoring of seafood, we know how to enjoy a healthy seafood diet. Guidelines for consumption of seafood from the area are found at: https://epd.georgia.gov/fish-consumption-guidelines