Crayfish

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Species Name:Procambarus clarkii Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Red Swamp Crayfish are the most commonly farm-raised species of Crayfish raised in the U.S. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – Louisiana and N. California How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics You can keep it simple with a crayfish boil, or incorporate these tasty crustaceans into soups, bisques, gumbo, étouffée, crayfish …

Oysters, Fanny Bay

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Species Name:Crassostrea gigas Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Farm Raised Oysters from Canada When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada How – Farmed Back to Product Guide Characteristics Harvested primarily in Baynes Sound, BC, Fanny Bays are one of the most popular Pacific oysters, and one of the larger ones that we stock; you’ll love their light cucumber finish. …

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 …

Oysters, Effingham

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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 – Effingham Inlet in Barkley Sound (West Coast of Vancouver Island) How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Effingham Inlet oysters have plump meats with balanced brine and bit of lettuce on the finish.  They have a nice deep cup and a hard shell. For …

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 …

Oysters, Eastern

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Species Name:Crassostrea virginica Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Eastern oysters harvested from Delaware, the Chesapeake area and as far north as New York’s Long Island Sound. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Delaware, the Chesapeake area and as far north as New York’s Long Island Sound. How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics With their firm, plump meats and briny …

Crab, Dungeness

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Species Name:Cancer magister Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:The iconic crab of San Francisco’s Fishermen’s Wharf has long been a staple species up and down the West Coast. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – California, Pacific Northwest How – Wild-caught; traps and pots Back to Product Guide Characteristics With a sweet crab flavor and firm meat, Dungeness crabmeat should definitely find its …

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 …

Oysters, Crystal Point

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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, Washington (the only glacier carved fjord in the continental United States). How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Each one of these deeply cupped oysters is bursting with the rich and intense cucumber-like flavor that the Canal is renowned for …