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 …

Pass (on) The Salt, Please

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Everyone knows that seafood is a healthy choice – don’t take away those health benefits by seasoning with too much salt!  Here are some ways to reduce your sodium use when cooking seafood. Cook from Scratch The easiest way to control sodium intake is in your own kitchen!  Cooking from scratch means you have total control over how much salt …

Good News for Chilean Sea Bass Lovers

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Every once in a while someone questions our decision to carry Chilean Sea Bass (a.k.a. Patagonian Toothfish).  It’s a great question!  There has been a lot of press over the years regarding the sustainability (or lack thereof) of Chilean Sea Bass.   The short answer is that we carry a very specific type of Toothfish that has been certified by …

Enjoy Oysters 12 Months of the Year

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Now that we’re smack dab in the heart of those infamous “Months without the letter ‘R’ in them” we’d like to address that oft-repeated myth about oysters… So, should you eat oysters in months without an ‘R’?  Yes, you should! Decades ago that phrase did hold some water.  Oysters shipped cross-country during hot summer months (May, June, July and August) …

What’s for Dinner Dad?

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Seafood, we hope!   Kids are notoriously picky eaters – but parents know that adding seafood to their diets has a multitude of health benefits (and it’s good for mom and dad too)!   If you’re looking for some more details on why we want your kids to eat more seafood, here’s a concise article from Parenting Magazine that lays out a …