Sea Bass, European

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(loup de mer, robalo, lubina, spigola, branzino, bronzino) Species Name:Dicentrarchus labrax Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unrated What:Also known as Loup de Mer, Mediterranean seabass, or Branzino, this popular fish has been beloved in Mediterranean countries for centuries. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Europe (Cyprus and Turkey) How – Farm-Raised   We offer special cuts on this product.  Please contact your Santa Monica …

Ehu

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Species Name:Etelis carbunculus Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:A member of the Snapper Family, Ehu is sometimes called “Deep Water Red Snapper” When:Available Sporadically Year-Round Where/How:Where – Fiji, South Pacific, Hawaii How – Wild Caught/Longline Back to Product Guide Characteristics Like many Snappers, Ehu has firm flesh and a mild, delicious flavor. You may find Ehu is a bit more succulent …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Drum, Black

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Species Name:Pogonias cromis Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:The largest of the drum family, adults feed on all kinds of fish and shellfish – it’s been reported that a full grown black drum can consume up to 40 oysters a day! When:Available Sporadically Where/How:Where – USA (Mid-Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico) How – Wild Caught/Longline Back to Product Guide Characteristics Black Drum has firm …

Grouper

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Species Name:Hyporthodus acanthistius Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Also known as Gulf Coney or Rooster Hind. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Mexico How – Wild Caught – Gillnet   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Mexican Grouper has a wonderfully mild, sweet but distinct flavor. The cooked meat is white and lean with firm, big flakes.  Chefs love it because it’s incredibly forgiving, …

Pollock

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Species Name:Gadus chalcogrammus Sustainability Rating:Yellow  – Good Alternative What:Pollock, previously known as Alaska Pollock or Walleye Pollock is a member of the Cod family. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Alaska How – Wild-caught; Mid-water Trawl   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Pollock is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a mild white fish. Great for fish chowders and soups, and …