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Fall in Love With Our Poke…

posted on October 16th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Our Hawaiian-style poke is fresh, authentic, and oh, so flavorful. Prepared fresh multiple times every day, we take a lot of pride in our beloved poke. Because it's really, really good. And also because, the melt-in-your-mouth tuna and salmon are responsibly sourced. It's quality you can actually taste - many of our shoppers argue it's better than most poke they've had at poke restaurants too! Featuring Aloha Poke, Spicy Tuna Poke, and Salmon poke, our self-service poke bar is complete with all the toppings to make it your own. With brown and white sticky sushi rice, seaweed salad, kimchee, mango, avocado, onion, jalapeno, green onion, and more* you can build the poke bowl of your dreams. Take it home and make it pretty for a special lunch "treat" or grab just enough for a quick and healthy snack on-the-go. No matter how you eat it, we're quite certain, you're going to love every single bite of it. Do you love our poke? How do you build your bowl? Read More

Our Exclusive Seafood Roadshow is Coming to a Store Near You!

posted on September 7th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

If you're a lover of seafood then you simply must visit our exclusive 2-day Seafood Roadshow. Whether you fancy salmon, shrimp, oysters, and/or lobster - we have the freshest, seasonal varieties at the BEST prices of the year!  From grilled Coho salmon to raw oysters on the half shell with lemon and hot sauce to a decadent shrimp pasta, the possibilities for a seafood feast this weekend are endless! We pull out all the stops for this event too - our skilled and passionate seafood mongers will assist you with all of your seafood needs like complimentary portion cutting, seasoning, and packaging. Have questions on preparation? They can help with that too. Here are our exclusive specials for this weekend's Seafood Roadshow: WEstchester- Saturday, 9/9 & Sunday, 9/10. 10am-5pm Wild Caught Swordfish                    $16.99/lb, save $10/lb Wild King Salmon Fillet                    $19.99/lb, save $10/lb Whole Wild King… Read More

This September: Discover Scotland at Bristol Farms

posted on September 5th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Every Fall, we celebrate culinary traditions from a few of our favorite counties. Currently, we’re admiring Scotland - a country known for its amazing landscape but often forgotten about when it comes to its delicious food. From tasty cheddar cheeses like Orkney Smokey Red Cheddar to delectable chutneys like MacKays caramelized red onion chutney to savory snacks like Mackie’s Potato crisps, we have a diverse selection of Scotland’s best… We also have Loch Etive Steelhead Trout imported directly from Scotland. You’ve never enjoyed trout quite like this before. It will make for one memorable fish dinner, we assure you. Loch Etive (Loch means “lake” in Scottish, in case you were wondering) is in Northern Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Loch Etive Steelhead Trout are raised in this very remote, pristine environment with pure waters and fast-flowing currents. High in Omega-3 oils, the sashimi-grade trout is suited for all types of cooked creations - as well as… Read More

Copper River King Salmon is Here! Get it Before it’s Gone!

posted on June 2nd, 2017 by Craig Tsuchiyama

We've long awaited this rare and prize-winning salmon and it's finally here! Copper River season officially began and we have already received our first allotment of the delicious, lean, ruby-red salmon with a subtle and mild flavor that you're sure to love. So what's all the hype about? Copper River salmon is very scarce - especially the King variety. This year, the harvest for Copper River King salmon was about a quarter of last year's harvest. With so few caught, we're extremely proud to be a distributor of this rare and decadent fish. The Copper River derives its name from the rich copper deposits found along the riverbank. First used by the Alaska native population, and later by settlers of the Russian Empire and the United States, this massive body of water has 13 major tributaries, is a mile wide and runs at 7 miles per hour. Dropping an average of 12 feet per mile and draining 24,000 square miles, it is the 10th largest river in the United States.  It is up this… Read More

Frozen at Sea Wild Salmon

posted on November 3rd, 2016 by Craig Tsuchiyama

Do you miss having fresh tasting fish during the winter months, and getting the essential intake of Omega-3 fatty acids that only fish like wild Salmon can provide? We’re proud to introduce our Frozen-at-Sea Salmon (FAS) product which is a better quality and fresher tasting fish than some of our fresh fish products. During the peak of the season when the salmon are at their best, King and Coho salmon are frozen-at-sea.  This allows us to have superior quality wild salmon year-round. These fish are actually “fresher than fresh”, have better quality and are better tasting than some of our fresh fish products. The technique has been perfected over the last decade. The key is immediate, rapid freezing at very low temperature (minus 40° F) known as cryogenic freezing, right on the boat. The fully frozen fish are dipped several times in freshwater to give them a thin coating of ice which seals in moisture and prevents dehydration. FAS salmon can be maintained at minus 20°… Read More

Mediterranean Branzino

posted on September 21st, 2016 by Carl Smith

Our seafood departments are proud to feature Branzino from the Mediterranean during our Yum to the World celebration going on in-store from September 21 - October 18. Branzino is a silver-skinned fish found in the European sea and saltwater lakes. It goes by many names, such as European sea bass, spigola, loup de mer, róbalo, and lubina. Branzino ranges in size from one-and-a-half to three pounds. It has a firm, white, delicate-flavored flesh that is almost sweet and the few small bones make for easy filleting or preparing whole. It's a prized fish in Italian, Spanish, and Greek cuisines and is often prepared grilled, roasted, poached, steamed, or braised whole. Branzino really shines in the recipe below for Lemon Stuffed Grilled Branzino. Enjoy! Lemon Stuffed Grilled Branzino Recipe by Barbara Lynch www.foodandwine.com Serves 4 Ingredients: Four 1-pound whole branzino - scaled and gutted, heads and tails removed Salt and freshly ground pepper 4 thyme… Read More

A New Dip in Town – Muhammara

posted on June 29th, 2016 by Rich Ferranda

Move over hummus and baba ghanoush! Meet our new favorite sidekick: muhammara. It’s a Mediterranean delight of a spread packed with walnuts, roasted red peppers, pomegranate juice, quinoa and a bit of sprouted wheat and rye. You'll too fall in love with this multi-purpose mouthwatering dip. We love muhammara as a dip for crudite, paired with warmed pitas, or as a sandwich/wrap spread. Our secret and easy trick to add rich, bold flavor to any white fish? Simply top it with muhammara after grilling. Your summer party guests will be blown away. Grilled Lemon Pepper Halibut Topped with Bristol Farms Muhammara Dip Ingredients: 1 -pound halibut fillets, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick 2- teaspoons dried basil leaves 1 -teaspoon lemon pepper 1- teaspoon seasoned salt 3 -medium zucchini or radish, cut into 1-inch coins 1 -medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 -tablespoons Bristol Farms Extra Virgin Olive Oil or vegetable oil 1- 8 oz package of Bristol Farms Muhammara… Read More

Summer Seafood Roadshow

posted on May 20th, 2016 by Craig Tsuchiyama

Mark your calendar for this two-day event where we will be offering the freshest seasonal seafood at special prices! That’s not all! Our Seafood Mongers will be on hand to offer complimentary portion cutting, seasoning, and packaging of any whole fish purchase. We'll be slinging a wide variety of whole fish, fillets, shrimp, lobster tails, oysters, and more! Click any of the dates below to add the event to your calendar. See you there!   Palm Desert May 28 from 10 - 5pm May 29 from 10 - 5pm Newport Beach June 4 from 10 - 5pm June 5 from 10 - 5pm South Pasadena June 11 from 10 - 5pm June 12 from 10 - 5pm Rolling Hills June 25 from 10 - 5pm June 26 from 10 - 5pm Westchester July 23 from 10 - 5pm July 24 from 10 - 5pm La Jolla August 6 from 10 - 5pm August 7 from 10 - 5pm Santa Monica August 20 from 10 - 5pm August 21 from 10  -5pm Manhattan Beach September 10 from 10 - 5pm September 11 from 10 - 5pm Westwood September 24 from 10 - 5pm September 25 from 10 - 5pm West… Read More

Now in Season! Fresh Northern Pacific Halibut

posted on May 13th, 2016 by Craig Tsuchiyama

Now in season is our fresh, wild caught Northern Pacific Halibut available in our Seafood Departments. Our halibut is caught from the icy waters of the North Pacific, and they are estimated to range from 30 to 60 lbs! We believe these halibut provide the absolute best in flavor, moistness, and flakiness, not to mention having the most cooking versatility. Bake, broil, BBQ, pan fry, or deep fry - you just can’t go wrong. Visit us soon for a chance to enjoy these beautiful fillets while they are available for the summer months. Are these coming from sustainable fisheries? Yes, indeed. Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game has set forth strict catch limits and policies. Will these limits and policies affect the availability to the consumer? At times, but these regulations will help make sure we’ll have these prized fish for years to come. Visit our Seafood Department soon to catch our fresh, seasonal halibut. Enjoy in our recipe below for Grilled Halibut Tacos with Chipotle… Read More

Citrusy Sumo Salmon Salad

posted on February 29th, 2016 by Craig Tsuchiyama

Sweet citrus is at the peak of the season and we've come up with some great recipes to enjoy it by. Here we pair our Fresh Atlantic Salmon with the sweetness of Sumo Mandarins in a delicious dinner salad that will have you going back for more. Sumo Mandarins are such a joy to eat - they are easy to peel, giant in size, and are one of the sweetest citrus varieties you will ever encounter. We recommend you try this recipe soon as Sumo Mandarins will be in season for only a few more weeks. Enjoy! Sumo Salmon Salad Serves 2 The Glaze: 2 tbsp. orange marmalade 2 tbsp. soy sauce 1 tbsp. light brown sugar salt & pepper The Salad: 1 pound fresh Atlantic salmon fillet 1 Bristol Farms 5 oz. spring mix salad blend 2 Sumo mandarins 1/4 cup fresh pomegranate arils The Dressing: 1/4 Bristol Farms Olive Oil 2 tbsp. fresh squeezed Sumo mandarin juice 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar Method: 1. Heat the broiler to medium heat and adjust the rack to 6 inches from the flames. Prepare a broil pan with… Read More

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