Crab, Dungeness

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Species Name:Cancer magister Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:The iconic crab of San Francisco’s Fishermen’s Wharf has long been a staple species up and down the West Coast. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – California, Pacific Northwest How – Wild-caught; traps and pots Back to Product Guide Characteristics With a sweet crab flavor and firm meat, Dungeness crabmeat should definitely find its …

Cuttlefish

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Species Name:Sepia officinalis Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Also called Sepia, Cuttlefish is similar to squid When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Mediterranean How – Wild Caught Back to Product Guide Characteristics Cuttlefish are similar to octopus and squid, with a unique flavor and firm texture. For Your Menu Grill or pan fry cuttlefish; since it comes from the Mediterranean why not work with …

Oysters, Crystal Point

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Species Name:Crassostrea gigas Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Farm Raised Pacific Oysters When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Hood Canal, Washington (the only glacier carved fjord in the continental United States). How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Each one of these deeply cupped oysters is bursting with the rich and intense cucumber-like flavor that the Canal is renowned for …

Crab Meat (Pasteurized)

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Species Name:Portunus pelagicus Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Meat from the Blue Swimmer Crab. We carry a variety of styles and options of this delicious crab meat. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Asia and Mexico How – Wild Caught/Pots, traps   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Pasteurized Crab Meat is available in a variety of sizes and styles: Colossal and jumbo Lump …

Snapper, Colorado

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Species Name:Lutjanus colorado Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:One of the recognized species in the Lutjanus genus of snappers. When:Sporadic availability Where/How:Where: Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA to Panama How:  Wild Caught; longline Back to Product Guide Characteristics Colorado snapper is not often available – mainly due to restrictive management put in place to help manage populations.  However, when we do get …

Oysters, Chef Creek

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Species Name:Crassostrea gigas Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Farm Raised Pacific Oysters When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Northeast Side of Vancouver Island – British Columbia, Canada How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Chef Creek oysters average 2.75 – 3.5 inches and have a slightly briny flavor with a crisp, sweet finish.  From the same “neighborhood” as Fanny Bays!  Available …

Oysters, Chelsea Gem

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Species Name:Crassostrea gigas Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Farm Raised Pacific Oyster When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Eld Inlet – South Puget Sound, Washington  How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Chelsea Gems have a clean, mineral flavor.  They are mild and briny, making them a great choice for a first time oyster eater, but you may also notice subtle …

Conch

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Species Name:Strombus gigas Sustainability Rating:Red – Avoid What:The Meat from the Queen Conch (a giant sea-snail). When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Caribbean/Bahamas How – Wild Caught/Diver Back to Product Guide Characteristics Conch meat is enjoyed raw (salads, ceviche) or cooked (fritters, chowders). Conch has a sweet flavor, like  abalone or clam, and a firm, crunchy texture.   For Your Menu Conch is considered …

Shrimp, Carabineros

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Species Name:Plesiopenaeus edwardsianus Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:U/5 Head-on Spanish Prawns – Giant Prawns that have a bright red shell – even when raw.  Rumor has it their name comes from the fact that Spanish Customs Police (Carabineros in Spanish) wear a uniform of the same bright red color. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: Spain How: Wild Caught/Trawls, Nets Back to Product Guide …

Roe, Bowfin

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Species Name: Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Better known by its Cajun name “Choupique”, bowfin are not related to sturgeons but they do produce a delicious roe. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – USA How -Wild Caught Back to Product Guide Characteristics Bowfin roe is a black roe with a distinctive flavor and can act as an affordable substitute for other types of caviar. It’s …