Current Specials

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September 17, 2021Saltspring Island Mussels – British Columbia, Canada MUS122 – BLUE MUSSELS – $28.99/BGSea Bream – New Zealand SNA172 – G.G.S.,2-3 LBS – $9.99/LB SNA177 – SKIN-ON FILLET, PBO – $19.99/LBSpecial prices not valid at our Markets in Santa Monica and Costa Mesa. If you are a retail customer, please click here for the specials.

Dockside Report – A Market Report by Santa Monica Seafood

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September 9, 2021 | volume 21, No.19Fresh Soft Shell CrabsCRA128 | CRA129 | CRA131We have a few weeks left in the season – last chance for this guest favorite! Soft Shell Crabs are seasonal, molting blue crabs that can be eaten in a variety of cooking styles! As appetizers, they are typically breaded or battered and fried whole. They are …

Chef Richard Pelz

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Growing up, Chef Richard E. Pelz learned a great appreciation of French cooking from his mother, and less than desirable wines from his stepfathers’ hobby of making Zinfandel and Cabernet wine in the mountains of Santa Cruz. Some would say, food and wine have been coursing through Chef Pelz’s blood most of his life. After graduating from the Culinary Institute …

Chef Quinnton Austin

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Executive Chef, Quinnton Austin, is a celebrity status restaurant and hospitality professional. Making the trip from New Orleans, Louisiana to San Diego, California, Chef Quinnton, also known as “Chef Q”, brings a Southern flair to the local dining scene. With roots in Louisiana and early experience delving into the Bayou’s culinary culture, San Diego is in for a real treat. …

Chef Christopher Badilla

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Chef Christopher Badilla was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Tustin, Orange County. His earliest culinary memories consist of his dad showing him how to properly clean the starch from rice before cooking it, baking box cakes with his mom, and helping set the table at his grandpa’s house in Washington. His grandpa “always had a huge holiday …

Chef Oscar Amador Edo

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Raised in Barcelona, Chef Oscar Amador Edo fell in love with Catalonia’s rich culinary traditions at an early age. He grew up “10 minutes away from the Mediterranean where the quality of the seafood is unbelievable.” After graduating from the prestigious Hofmann BCN Chef School, he had the opportunity to stage at El Racó de Can Fabes, a three Michelin …

An Invoice System That Helps Customers Rate Their Purchases

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Our invoices are designed to help you gain a better understanding of the overall sustainability of your seafood purchases through a sustainability ranking average. On your invoice, you’ll notice each of your purchases has a number assigned to it. Items that are ranked as green (Best Choice) are given a 4, yellow (Good Alternative) species are given a 3, blue …

The Top 25: Seafood Sustainability & Conservation

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By Madelyn Kearns September 24, 2020 Santa Monica Seafood Southern California-based full-service fresh and frozen seafood processor and distributor Santa Monica Seafood prides itself on being able to handle any specifications for seafood, with its expansive network of supplier sources and broad sustainability bonafides. A founding member of Sea Pact, Santa Monica Seafood has a foundation consisting of four key …

Eating Omega-3 Rich Seafood Might Help Slow Progression of the Coronavirus

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By: Roger O’Brien, President and CEO, Santa Monica SeafoodThe American Heart Association has always said  that fish oil is an excellent dietary source of Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically DHA and EPA.  Sources of DHA and EPA are fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, trout and albacore tuna, and shellfish such as mussels, oysters and crab. Our bodies need Omega-3 fatty …

Santa Monica Seafood Express Home Delivery

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Santa Monica Seafood is excited to introduce our NEW Seafood Express Home Delivery Program offering premium frozen seafood delivered right to your doorstep!  Place your order before 12 p.m. PST today and receive restaurant-quality seafood tomorrow.  The Santa Monica Seafood team has carefully curated the selection below with something for everyone in mind.  We hope you will enjoy this delicious, healthy protein …