Salmon (Wild), King

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Species Name:Oncorhynchus tschawytscha Sustainability Rating:Multiple Ratings What:Also known as chinook, king salmon are the largest of the 5 commercially harvested species from the N. Pacific and can reach weights up to 125 lbs. (they are also the least abundant, and in general, the most expensive). Although Copper River kings tend to get the most press, we source king salmon from …

Crab, Snow

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Species Name:Chionoecetes opilio, Chionoecetes bairdi Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Snow Crab – both Opilio and Bairdi (although Bairdi is also known as Tanner Crab) When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Alaska, Canada How – Wild Caught/Traps Back to Product Guide Characteristics It’s snow white meat is what gives snow crab its name… Snow crab meat is sweet and flaky, and slightly more delicate in …

Smelt

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Species Name:Osmerus mordax Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Think of smelt as tasty freshwater sardines! When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Canada, USA How – Wild Caught/Gillnet, Trawl Back to Product Guide Characteristics These frozen smelt have a delicate sweet taste and range from 3 – 5”. They come packed in 11/1# units. For Your Menu Delicious deep fried, some call them “fries …

Lobster, Slipper

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Species Name:Scyllarides haanii Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Tail Meat from the Slipper Lobster When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – China How – Wild Caught/Trap Back to Product Guide Characteristics Slipper Lobsters have no claws – the meat we enjoy comes from the tail. It’s sweet and tasty and although not quite a substitute for Maine Lobster meat, it’s still delicious and versatile …

Sanddabs

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Species Name:Citharichthys sordidus Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:The most popular member of the Sanddab family When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: Pacific Northwest; California How: Bottom trawl   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Treat Sanddabs as you would any smaller flatfish – they cook up quickly and are great sautéed, broiled or baked.   For Your Menu Keep it simple with Sanddabs – …

Sablefish

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Species Name:Anoplopoma fimbria Sustainability Rating:Multiple Ratings What:Also known as Black Cod, Sablefish is a rich and flavorful choice When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – California’s Central Coast, Pacific NW, Canada, and Alaska How – Wild Caught/Longline, Trap Back to Product Guide Characteristics Sablefish gets its name because of the luxuriousness of its flesh. Rich and succulent with an excellent fat content keeps …

Shrimp, Royal Red

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Species Name:Pleoticus robustus Sustainability Rating: Yellow – Good Alternative What:Royal Red Shrimp When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – USA How – Wild Caught/Trawl Back to Product Guide Characteristics Royal Red Shrimp are deep dwelling shrimp. They live in colder water than other shrimp which gives them a sweet flavor and rich texture. For Your Menu Royal Red Shrimp are a bit more delicate …

Sole, Rex

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Species Name:Glyptocephalus zachirus Sustainability Rating:Grey – unranked What:A right eyed flounder found along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Baja     When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – USA, Canada How – Wild Caught/Trawl     Back to Product Guide Characteristics This tasty flatfish yield a very small and delicious fillet (2- 3 oz.).  They cook up quickly with a sweet, delicate …

Crab, Red King

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Species Name:Paralithodes camtschaticus Sustainability Rating:Multiple Rankings What:Wild Caught Red King Crab When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Russia How – Wild Caught/Traps Where – Alaska How – Wild Caught/Traps Back to Product Guide Characteristics Red King Crab is truly the “king” of the crabs – with the biggest legs and the tastiest meat!  Serve whole legs or work the delicious meat into a recipe. …

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 …