FDA Conducts Research into Seafood Fraud

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Santa Monica Seafood has been participating in a balanced conversation about seafood fraud over the last several years, and we recently worked to stop the State of California from implementing new seafood labeling laws – not because we don’t think seafood fraud is a serious problem, but because we think it’s a problem best handled by implementing laws that already exist. However, …

Say Cheese!

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As you know Santa Monica Seafood is widely recognized for our large selection of responsibly sourced fish and shellfish. But did you know we also carry a wide variety of hand crafted cheese and fine wine? Enjoy this short guide that will help you create the perfect wine and cheese experience.  We’ve put together different selections for both our Costa Mesa …

Go Nuts for Seafood

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Nuts are getting a lot of press these days as an easy and delicious addition to a healthy diet.  Since seafood is also a great choice for those of you looking to eat smart, we thought we’d offer up some cooking ideas and recipes that combine these two great foods! This easy recipe from Williams-Sonoma highlights the amazing flavors of …

Put some Bacon on it!

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Everybody loves bacon these days – we love it because its an easy way to add some delicious complimentary flavor to a wide variety of seafood items! Let’s start with the obvious – bacon wrapped shrimp and or scallops.  Shrimp and scallops are ready to cook – just wrap a slice (or a portion of a slice) around each shrimp …

Paella – A Celebration of Shellfish

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What is Paella? Many people think of paella as a Spanish dish, and they are right, but paella is more specifically a dish of Valencia (a region on the East Coast of Spain), and if you want to get even more detailed, Paella is a dish that originates from the Albufera lagoon in Valencia. As you might guess, we’re fans …

Good News for Local Seafood Lovers

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Some Very good news from the hard working team at Seafood Watch has been buzzing in the news all week!  They recently announced that all groundfish caught in California, Oregon and Washington are either now ranked a Seafood Watch “Good Alternative” or “Best Choice”. This reflects a continuing pattern of improvement for U.S.-managed fisheries. Factors contributing to fishery improvements and …

Start your Day with Seafood

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Seafood for Breakfast? Why not start the day with protein rich seafood! If you’re looking for unique and delicious ways to get those two-servings-a-week in, we’ve got some great ideas! Scrambles or omelets with seafood fillings are great for an everyday breakfast or for something more exciting, like a brunch. We like sweet bay shrimp with pesto, smoked trout with …

Help Protect Bristol Bay

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The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) has some important questions to ask you: Do you eat wild, sustainable seafood? Do you dream of going to Alaska and/or have you already been to the Last Frontier? Do you believe that wild salmon matter and are worth protecting for future generations? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, …