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Opah are an unusual looking fish – they have round, flat, body that’s silvery gray in color. Toward the belly, the silver shades to a rose red, dotted with white spots. Its fins and mouth are red,...
Red rock crabs (Cancer productus), also referred to as Pacific Stone Crabs or Baja Rock Crabs, can be found in mid-intertidal waters from Kodiak Island, Alaska to Isla San Martine, Baja California....
Sea urchins are found in the Pacific Ocean from as far north as Alaska to as far south as Baja California. They generally live in rocky-floored kelp forests, ingesting their main sources of food,...
Monkfish, also known as goosefish or anglerfish, are found from Florida to Newfoundland. Monkfish prefer to spend most of the time along the sea bottom. Prey is caught with the aid of their modified...
Longfin Squid are found along the coast from Georges Bank to Cape Hatteras, rising to the surface at night to feed and spending their days along the sea floor. Squid grow rapidly and lead short lives...
The Mexican Bay Scallop (Argopecten ventricosus) is also known as the Pacific Calico Scallop, Catarina Scallop and Speckled Scallop. Shells vary from almost all white to blotched and streaked with...
The California yellowtail, Seriola lalandi, is also known as amberjack, forktail, mossback, and white salmon or by its Spanish name jurel. The California yellowtail is carnivorous and feeds on a...
Farmed salmon tend to have high levels of healthy fat (omega-3s) in them, which makes them a very healthy fish to consume. Both U.S. hatchery-raised and wild-caught Pacific salmon and farmed Atlantic...
In today’s culinary world it can be very difficult for consumers to know whether or not their salmon is wild or farmed.  Because there are so many different varieties of salmon on the market, the...
"Black Baldy is a type of crossbred beef cattle produced by crossing Hereford cattle with a solid black breed, usually Aberdeen Angus...The term is particularly used in Australia and New Zealand. In...
Angus are a breed of cattle commonly used in beef production. They were developed from cattle native to the counties of Aberdeenshire and Angus in northeastern Scotland and are known as Aberdeen...
Scup are deep-bodied (deeper from back to belly than they are wide) and dusky brown with bright silvery reflections below and spiny fins. Adult fins are mottled with dark brown, and young scup fins...
Mahimahi are top predators and only have a few predators themselves. They feed in surface water during the day and eat a wide variety of species, including small pelagic fish, juvenile tuna, billfish...
Available throughout the year, Pacific Bigeye Tuna are dark blue on the back and white on the bottom. This species of tuna measures up to 6.5 feet long and is very similar to yellowfin tuna in...
The buttery texture and bright, mild flavor of this yellowtail is similar to Hawaiian kampachi (Seriola rivoliana), and provides a slightly less fatty alternative to Japanese hamachi (Seriola...
The Silver Fox rabbit was created by Walter B. Garland of North Canton, Ohio in the 1920s. The Silver Fox is a multi-purpose breed, raised for both meat and fur. The breed was recognized and a...
Sablefish, also known as Black Cod, Butterfish, Skil, Skifish, Beshow or Coalfish, might be new to you, but U.S. and Canadian fishermen have been harvesting this tasty, buttery fish since the late...
The American Yorkshire, a breed of domestic pig, is the American version of the Yorkshire pig (now usually known as the English Large White pig), light pink in color, with erect ears, and the most...
Enjoyed by notable chefs including Richard Blais, Rick Bayless and Roberto Cardazzo, chocolate clams, or almejas chocolatas, are often referred to as "Baja's seafood candy." Named for the uniform...
Berkshire pigs are a rare breed of pig originating from the English county of Berkshire. Herds of the breed are still maintained in England by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust at Aldenham Country Park...
The Goldspotted Sand Bass (Paralabrax auroguttatus) “whose common Spanish name is Cabrilla Extranjera and whose local name is Cabrilla Pinta, is a member of the Sea Bass or Serranidae Family, known...
Native to the Mediterranean, Black, and Adriatic Seas, the Mediterranean Mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) has spread (mostly via ballast water and ship hull fouling) to many other regions worldwide...
Clams are bivalve mollusks, so they have a hinged shell like mussels, oysters, and scallops. Natives of the North American Atlantic coast, hard clams have been introduced to the Gulf of Mexico. For...
Swordfish are found around the world in tropical, temperate, and sometimes cold waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Swordfish live in surface water to mid-water but feed throughout...
Arrowtooth flounder are found from Northern California through the Bering Sea. Their eggs and larvae are found in the water column, generally at depths greater than 400 meters; juveniles and adults...
White Sea Bass, Atractoscion nobilis, is not technically a sea bass, but actually the largest member of the Croaker family in the Pacific Ocean (up to 5 feet and 80lbs). It feeds midway up the water...
As one of the largest species of skate in the Northeast, Winter Skate are harvested for their wings. These skates spend most of their time along the ocean floor where they consume a variety of fish,...
Winter flounder live 15 to 18 years and grow up to over 2 feet in length. They spawn during the winter and spring in shallow inshore waters, often returning to the same areas where they were born to...
Weighing from 4-25 pounds, Mon Chong have brownish black skin with translucent, pink flesh. Mon Chong, also known as "Pomfret", have large flakes with semi firm, mild and sweet meat. Mon Chong are...
Sockeye, or red salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), is the most valuable U.S. salmon species. They're prized for their orange-red, rich-tasting meat as well as their roe, which is used to make salmon caviar...
The grey triggerfish is native to shallow parts of the western Atlantic from Nova Scotia to Argentina. Gray triggerfish have large incisor-like teeth and deep laterally compressed bodies covered with...
The Summer flounder, or fluke, is a large, tasty flatfish with a wide mouth able to consume a variety of prey. Summer flounder move inshore in the early spring months which is where the name summer...
King mackerel can usually be caught by offshore fishermen in the peak fall season of late September and October. They typically weigh between 15 and 20 pounds, but king mackerel as large as 40 pounds...
Atlantic sea scallops are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, from Newfoundland to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Adult scallops live close together in groups called “beds” on sandy or gravelly...
Bulls Blood Beet, with its deep red leaves and stem, is a bright, beautiful garnish. Its flavor is predominantly earthy, but with a slight bitter note. A delicate microgreen, bulls blood beets must...
The daikon is a large, long white radish central to Japanese cuisine. Though it tastes similar to the little red radishes most Americans are familiar with, its flavor is considerably more mild. The...
The "Baja Halibut" group are actually Flounders that are present in Baja California and include both the California Halibut (Paralichthys californicus, pictured to the left) and the Cortez Halibut (...
Albacore tuna is a “highly migratory species” – these fish are found around the world and can travel long distances. In general, albacore tuna live in tropical and warm temperate waters in the...
Blue mussels range in size from 2 to 4 inches at maturity, although some can grow up to 8 inches depending on food availability and age. The shell is almost tear-drop shaped and has concentric lines...
One of the most popular sweet potatoes, Beauregard Sweet Potatoes have a moist, savory, dark orange flesh with a reddish purple inside.
Available throughout the year, Spaghetti Squash has a large, oval, yellow shape with a string like flesh. Spaghetti Squash has a subtle, moist and nutty flavor.
Mortgage Lifter is a classic heirloom tomato with a terrific tale. In 1940s Logan, West Virginia, a radiator repairman crossed four of the biggest tomatoes he could find to produce this beauty....
Muscovy ducks are brownish-black in coloration, with iridescent green and purple dorsal plumage and white wing patches. The legs and feet are grayish-black and the iris is yellowish-brown. Males and...
Purple Haze Carrots have a sweet flavor with a tender yet snappy crunch. The 10-12 inch purple-skinned roots have vivid orange centers, which make quite an eye sensation when sliced on a relish tray...
Honeycrisp apples set themselves apart from other apples with their texture and juiciness, created by the large cells that explode with juice in your mouth...Honeycrisp apple trees were derived from...
Tautog feed on crabs, mollusks and crustaceans that hide in rocks. Find a rocky beach, an area where rock ledge meets the ocean, or even a jetty that extends out into the water. Look for a spot where...
Turnips are one of the world’s oldest cultivated vegetables and they have a rich history. They were a well-established crop in Hellenistic and Roman times and later they were known as the “vegetable...
The soft, yet sweet savory flavor of sage along with its wonderful health-promoting properties is held in such high esteem that the International Herb Association awarded sage the title of "Herb of...
Native to our entire east coast and Gulf of Mexico,the Eastern oyster has also been a big contributor to the majority of wild commercial harvests in the Chesapeake Bay and Louisiana. Oyster farming...
Wild Atlantic Striped Bass, often called striper, striped bass or even rockfish, are caught along the East Coast, mainly in Virginia and Maryland. They live along the East Coast from the St. Lawrence...
Petrale sole is a right-eyed flounder (both eyes are on its right side), with an oval to round body. Its eyed side is uniform light to dark brown, and its blind side is white, sometimes with pink...

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