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 …

Eel (Unagi)

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Species Name:Anguilla japonica Sustainability Rating:Red – Avoid What:Eels either collected from the wild and “ranched” or Wild Harvested When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – China How – Wild Caught/Net Back to Product Guide Characteristics We do carry frozen Unagi (barbecued eel) ready to use for sushi or other recipes.  It’s a tasty, savory treat. For Your Menu Unagi is a classic sushi …

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 (Prawn), Giant 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 Tiger Shrimp is a consistent way to add shrimp to your menu. They cook up quickly and are tasty, with a mild flavor and a very firm texture. We offer a variety of options – shell on or off, …