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 …

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 …

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 …

Oysters, Beausoleil

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[/] Species Name:Crassostrea virginica Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Eastern Oysters from Canada When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Neguac, New Brunswick, Canada How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics These “Beautiful Suns” are one of our most consistent oysters when it comes to size and shape. With dark, heavy shells surrounding a firm and flavorful oyster meat.   With …

Shrimp, Black Tiger

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[/] Species Name:Penaeus monodon Sustainability Rating:Multiple Ratings What:Farm Raised Shrimp When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Asia How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Black Tiger Shrimp are a consistent way to add shrimp to your menu. They cook up quick and tasty, with a mild flavor and a very firm texture. We offer a variety of options – shell …

Lobster Tails, Australian

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[/] Species Name:Panulirus cygnus Sustainability Rating:Santa Monica Seafood Blue What:Tails from a species of Spiny Lobster found in Australia When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Australia How – Wild Caught/Traps Back to Product Guide Characteristics The meat of the Australian Spiny Lobsters tail is sweet and delicious, with a rich flavor.  We carry several size options – check in with your Santa …

Scallops, Alaska Weathervane

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[/] Species Name:Patinopecten caurinus Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What: Shucked scallop meat from Fresh Alaskan Weathervane Scallops When:August – October (fresh) Where/How:Where  – Alaska How – Wild Caught; Dredge Back to Product Guide Characteristics Fresh Weathervane scallops are some of the largest of the commercially harvested scallops and have a wonderful sweet flavor and firm texture.   We are bringing in …

Crabs, Blue

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[/] Species Name:Callinectes sapidus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Blue Crabs harvested from US waters When:Pre-Order Only Where/How:Where – USA How – Wild Caught/Traps Back to Product Guide Characteristics Blue Crabs are an iconic East Coast Seafood. It’s hard work to extract their delicious, sweet meat from their legs and bodies, but is a fun social event that people love! …