Oyster Week

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One day isn’t enough! Shuck off the heat and help us shoot to end food insecurity! Santa Monica Seafood will donate $2: for every Shooter Mango Salsa  |  Bloody Mary  |  Fish Ceviche for every dozen ordered at the Café or purchased in the Market Oyster proceeds benefit Bracken’s Kitchen to support and feed our communities. CLICK HERE to visit their …

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, …

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 …