A Lobster Tale

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Once upon a time, in the merry month of September, the Santa Monica Seafood team dreamed of a way to show their appreciation for their beloved customers. Then it came to them, “a quest for the most regal of seafood…the Lobster.”  And so, after many adventures, we are happy to present you with a very happy ending:  1.5 pound lobsters …

WILD SEAFOOD SEASON’ing!

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Join us during the month of August to celebrate the “wild” flavors of the season! Each week our Markets will feature four delicious wild products.  Visit our counter, choose from our select items and our Seafood Specialist will season it for you.  We will happily recommend a perfectly paired deli item and one of our wines of the month to …

Happy Hour

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Join us at Happy Hour for your favorite Café items! (dine in only) SANTA MONICA CAFÉ MON – FRI from 3PM-6PM  |  SUNDAY from 2PM-5PM APPETIZERS/STARTERS Shucked Oysters $2 Pacific Coast Ceviche $5 Calamari Fritti $5 Fritto Misto $6 (Fish and Shrimp) Grilled Mahi Mahi Taco $4 (grilled cajun spiced Mahi Mahi with cabbage, mango salsa and chipotle aioli) Fried …

Santa Monica is going green!

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We are taking our knowledge and values and applying them deeper into our core at Santa Monica Seafood. We have decided to go green at our retail store in Santa Monica by working with Sustainable Works and their Business Greening Program! We are so excited to share this news with you! What does going green mean for us? It means we …

We Support Local Fishing!

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Buying local has become a huge part of our daily routine with produce, eggs, small mom and pop shops, farmer’s markets, and more. Why shouldn’t our seafood be local as well? We are doing many things to help support and provide local and California product to those on the west coast. I visited Morro Bay last week and learned so much …

Cioppino made easy!

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You requested, we listened! We have had numerous requests for assistance in the Cioppino department. One of my favorite things to do is help educate people on the simplicity of cooking seafood. For this entry, we are going to break down the steps to making an easy and flawless Cioppino! This is one of those dishes you CAN’T mess up! You …

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, …

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 …

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 …