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 …

Oysters, Chef Creek

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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 – Northeast Side of Vancouver Island – British Columbia, Canada How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Chef Creek oysters average 2.75 – 3.5 inches and have a slightly briny flavor with a crisp, sweet finish.  From the same “neighborhood” as Fanny Bays!  Available …

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 subtle …

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, 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 …

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 an …

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, …