Posted in October 2012

Opah : Moonfish

Opah : Moonfish

History:  Lampris regius, or better known by its common name, the moonfish, is better remembered by the name opah; this is what Hawaiians, restaurants, and grocers call it. They are rarely sought out by fishermen. Many times, they are caught accidentally by tuna longline fisheries. Most Opah are caught in Hawaiian waters and this fish is very … Continue reading

Mahi-Mahi : Dolphinfish : Dorado

Mahi-Mahi : Dolphinfish : Dorado

History: Coryphaena hippurus, or better known by its Hawaiian nomenclature, the Mahi-Mahi, is also scientifically known as the dolphinfish. The similarities of the dolphinfish and the dolphin, end in the name; the two look nothing alike. The word mahi-mahi is actually Hawaiian for “strong” and indeed, this robust fish’s stature lives up to that name: … Continue reading

Skirt Steak : Plate Cut : Beef Cattle

Skirt Steak : Plate Cut : Beef Cattle

History: Skirt steak comes from the “plate” beef cut, which lies in between the brisket beef cut and the flank beef cut. The belly of the beef cattle is comprised of the brisket, plate and flank cuts. Towards the front of the beef cattle is the brisket and the flank is near its behind. Some … Continue reading

Homegrown Meats : La Jolla Butcher Shop

Homegrown Meats : La Jolla Butcher Shop

Tucked in the corner of a plaza in downtown La Jolla, in San Diego is: Home Grown Meats’ mission is to deliver the best and highest quality meats to the consumer. By partnering with local farmers and ranchers, they are able to pursue and fulfill this vision. Furthermore, concurrent to high quality is the fact that … Continue reading