Oysters, Lover’s River

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Species Name:Crassostrea virginica Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Option What:Farm Raised Oysters from Canada When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Acadian Peninsula of New Brunswick, Canada How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Lover’s River oysters have full and supple meats with a medium salinity and a clean, slightly sweet finish. For Your Menu Take advantage of this oyster’s creative name… However you …

Lobster Tails (S. Australian)

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Species Name:Jasus edwardsii Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Tails from the Southern Rock Lobster When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Australia How – Wild Caught/Traps Back to Product Guide Characteristics These cold water tails have a sweet, succulent flavor and good fat content which keeps them moist and delicious     For Your Menu Add a delicious cod water Lobster Tail to a …

Lobster Tails (Caribbean)

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Species Name:Panulirus argus Sustainability Rating:Red – Avoid What:The delicious tail of the warm water spiny lobster When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Western Atlantic How – Wild caught; trap Back to Product Guide Characteristics Lobster tail meat is firm, sweet and delicious. Work with your Santa Monica Seafood Sales Rep to select the perfect size for your application – we carry a wide range …

Crab, Jonah

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Species Name:Cancer borealis Sustainability Rating:Grey-Unrated What:Jonah crab is a species of crab found along the Atlantic Coast of North America.  It is closely related to the Dungeness Crab. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Canada How – Wild Caught/Pots, Traps Back to Product Guide Characteristics Jonah Crab Meat and Jonah Crab Claws have a sweet, and subtle crab flavor. The meat is simply …

Oysters, Hama Hama

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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, WA How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics These thick shelled, beach-grown oysters come from the western shore of Hood Canal, WA.  Slow growing oysters that take up to four years to reach market size, these oysters have a mild, …

Oysters, Grassy Bar

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Species Name:Crassostrea gigas Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Pacific oysters grown in Morro Bay, CA. When:Available Year-Round (weather dependent) Where/How:Where – Morro Bay, CA How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Grassy Bars have an unmistakable taste of watermelon and a briny, robust and satisfying flavor. For Your Menu Don’t forget to add that these oysters come from California! …

Oysters, French Kiss

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Species Name:Crassostrea virginica Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Farm Raised Oysters from Canada When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – Neguac, New Brunswick (on Canada’s Acadian peninsula) How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics These tasty oysters come from the same farm as another wonderful Canadian oyster – Beau Soleils. According to our friends at JP Shellfish, “French Kiss oysters are …

Shrimp, Kalari Argentinian Red

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Species Name:Pleoticus muelleri Sustainability Rating:grey – unranked What:Frozen at sea, head-on, shell-on, 5-10 count/lb shrimp. When:Year-Round Where/How:Where: Southern coast of Argentina in the Patagonia region How: Mid-water trawl Back to Product Guide Characteristics From the ice cold waters of the Southern Atlantic Ocean, comes Kalari Red Shrimp. These shrimp are caught off the Coast of Argentina in a region known as …

Shrimp, Farmed White

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Species Name:Penaeus vannamei Sustainability Rating:Multiple Options Available What:Farm-Raised White Shrimp When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Various C.O.O. (Thailand, Mexico, Vietnam, Ecuador, India) How – Farm-raised   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Buying frozen white shrimp is a great way to add seafood to the menu and keep on top of inventory – just thaw what you need. We recommend defrosting shrimp in …

Oysters, Kumiai

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Species Name:Crassostrea gigas Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Farm Raised Pacific Oysters When:Available Year-Round (weather dependent) Where/How:Where – Guerrero Negro Lagoon, Vizcaino Bay, Baja CA How – Farm Raised   Back to Product Guide Characteristics These Pacific Oysters are grown using the rack and bag method in the pristine waters of the Guerrero Negro Lagoon, located next to the Vizcaino Bay which …