Shrimp, Farmed White

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Sustainability Rating:Multiple Options Available What:Farm-Raised White Shrimp When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Various C.O.O. (Thailand, Mexico, Vietnam, Ecuador, India) How – Farm-raised     Back to Product Guide Characteristics Buying frozen white shrimp is a great way to add seafood to the menu and keep on top of inventory – just thaw what you need. We recommend defrosting shrimp in the refrigerator …

Oysters, Kumiai

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Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Farm Raised Pacific Oysters When:Available Year-Round (weather dependent) Where/How:Where – Guerrero Negro Lagoon, Vizcaino Bay, Baja CA How – Farm Raised     Back to Product Guide Characteristics These Pacific Oysters are grown using the rack and bag method in the pristine waters of the Guerrero Negro Lagoon, located next to the Vizcaino Bay which is influenced …

Hamachi

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Sustainability Rating:Red – Avoid What:Hamachi is Japanese for a certain species of Amberjack (Japanese Amberjack) that is farm raised. Hamachi is often confused or substituted for Hiramasa (or Yellowtail), which is also an Amberjack (Yellowtail Amberjack). When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Japan How – Farm Raised   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Hamachi is technically a farmed yellowtail; with the same …

Oysters, Fanny Bay

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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. Prop 65 …

Oysters, Eastern

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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 finish, oyster …

Crab, Dungeness

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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 way into …

Crab Meat (Pasteurized)

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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 comes from …

Grouper

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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, remaining moist …

Lobster Tails, Australian

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Sustainability Rating:Santa Monica Seafood Blue What:Tails from a species of Spiny Lobster found in Australia When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Australia How – Wild Caught/Traps   Back to Product Guide Characteristics The meat of the Australian Spiny Lobsters tail is sweet and delicious, with a rich flavor.  We carry several size options – check in with your Santa Monica Seafood Sales …

Pollock

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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 a wonderful …