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Serve & Protect

Seafood Recipes

Serve & Protect


Featured Species:

We've selected eleven species to highlight. Look for Serve & Protect information near exhibits on your next Aquarium visit, including cell phone audio tour stops recorded by Chef's Alton Brown, Virginia Willis and Susan Spicer. Click on each of these species to learn more about their habitats and status in the wild. You’ll also discover why these choices make healthy menu options.

Brown Shrimp | Red Swamp Crayfish 
Arctic Char | Summer Flounder | Squid | Clams
Channel Catfish | Rainbow Trout | Yellowtail Snapper 
Oysters | American Lobster

The Tennessee Aquarium’s Serve & Protect program was founded in partnership with famed foodist Alton Brown. This long-term sustainable seafood initiative is meant to be a fun-filled campaign that helps inland residents make better seafood decisions by providing an easy to understand foundation to build upon. 

Famed foodist Alton Brown and chef's Virginia Will and Susan Spicer have developed some savory seafood recipes specifically for the Aquarium’s “Serve & Protect” program. We’ll update this page with more recipes, which will give you plenty of tasty and sustainable options. So keep checking back!



Also enjoy recipes by local Chattanooga chefs for
Arctic Char, summer Flounder, clams and squid.