Cod, Norwegian

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Species Name:Gadus morhua Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative (This Fishery is MSC Certified) What:When we bring in Norwegian Cod, we are generally bringing in Skrei. Skrei is a the first catch of mature Norwegian Cod of the season (January – April). These fish are specifically caught on small boats in the traditional spawning grounds off Norway’s Northern Coast. When:Available January – April Where/How:Where …

Monchong

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Species Name:Taractichthys longipinnis Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Monchong is the market name of the Sickle Pomfret When:Available sporadically Year-Round Where/How:Where – Fiji and Hawaii How – Wild Caught/Longline Back to Product Guide Characteristics Monchong cooks up firm and mild, and Chefs appreciate its high oil content.   For Your Menu Great on the grill, you can also saute, roast, bake or …

Monkfish

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Species Name:Lophius americanus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:When we say monkfish, we really just mean monkfish tail, as that’s about all the makes it to market (as well as the livers, which are delicious) When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – East Coast How – Wild caught; trawl, gillnet Back to Product Guide Characteristics Monkfish tail was historically referred to as “poor man’s …

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 …

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 …

Crab, Jonah

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Species Name:Cancer borealis Sustainability Rating:Grey-Unrated What:Jonah crab is a species of crab found along the Atlantic Coast of North America.  It is closely related to the Dungeness Crab. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Canada How – Wild Caught/Pots, Traps Back to Product Guide Characteristics Jonah Crab Meat and Jonah Crab Claws have a sweet, and subtle crab flavor. The meat is simply …

Hake

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Species Name:Merluccius capensis Sustainability Rating:Blue – Santa Monica Seafood Approved (MSC Certified) What:A delicious white-fleshed fish that is a member of the Cod Family and is MSC Certified When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – South Africa How – Wild Caught/Trawl Back to Product Guide Characteristics Although Hake is a member of the Cod family it has its own unique characteristics. Cooks up …

Shrimp, Kalari Argentinian Red

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Species Name:Pleoticus muelleri Sustainability Rating:grey – unranked What:Frozen at sea, head-on, shell-on, 5-10 count/lb shrimp. When:Year-Round Where/How:Where: Southern coast of Argentina in the Patagonia region How: Mid-water trawl Back to Product Guide Characteristics From the ice cold waters of the Southern Atlantic Ocean, comes Kalari Red Shrimp. These shrimp are caught off the Coast of Argentina in a region known as …

John Dory

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Species Name:Zeus faber Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Sometimes called St Pierre or St. Peter’s Fish, John Dory is a round fish with a laterally compressed body. The fish has a characteristic dark spot on the side of its body used to confuse prey.  There are also legends that say the dark spot on the fish’s side is St. Peter’s thumbprint. …

Snapper, Lane

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Species Name:Lutjanus synagris Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:A delicious member of the snapper family When:Available Spring/Summer with sporadic catches Winter/Fall Where/How:Where – Costa Rica How – Wild caught; hook and line Back to Product Guide Characteristics Lane snapper are regarded as a great eating fish – mainly because their own diet is so varied.  This tasty fish feeds on crabs …