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Calamari with Local Squid

Tue, Aug 31, 21

Calamari with Local Squid

This fried local calamari recipe makes for an incredible appetizer that will wow your guests. Starts with a Saraspe family secret: soak those bad boys in buttermilk or whole milk....

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Spiny Lobster Pho

Tue, Feb 09, 21

Spiny Lobster Pho

We’ve partnered with our friend Mike Le to bring you this authentic recipe for Spiny Lobster Pho. Mike is an incredible chef based here in San Diego, and we are...

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Lauro’s Cioppino

Thu, Dec 24, 20

Lauro’s Cioppino

The key to a good cioppino is creating the right base. Lauro recommends using a bottom-feeding fish like sculpin or rockfish to create a rich and flavorful stock. He likes...

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Perfect Paella

Mon, Dec 14, 20

Perfect Paella

We’ve developed a classic paella recipe that features some of our favorite seafood products. We’re using a 20-inch paella pan, but a smaller one or a cast iron skillet should...

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Story of the Sea

Mon, Dec 14, 20

Story of the Sea

The Saraspe Family Story The Saraspe family has been servicing the San Diego area since the early ‘50s. The family’s fleet was established in 1952 when Lauro Saraspe built his...

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Garlicky Steamed Mussels and Clams

Fri, Dec 04, 20

Garlicky Steamed Mussels and Clams

There’s nothing better than a giant pot of steamed mussels and clams. The beautiful juice at the bottom might be the most delicious part. Be sure to make plenty of...

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Lobsters with Escargot Butter

Tue, Nov 24, 20

Lobsters with Escargot Butter

A wise man once said that lobster is really just an excuse to eat butter, and while we don't entirely agree with this sentiment, we do believe that lobster makes...

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Octopus Tiradito

Wed, Oct 28, 20

Octopus Tiradito

Tiradito is a Peruvian dish that features thinly sliced raw fish in a spicy chile sauce also known as leche de tigre. We’ve used octopus in this one, but any...

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Lobster Tail Removal

Thu, Oct 01, 20

Lobster Tail Removal

The lobster tail removal instructions are great for those interested in doing our Simple Lobster Bake recipe, or for those just simply wanting to utilize the head for stock. For "same...

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Miso-Nori Buttered Popcorn

Fri, Aug 28, 20

Miso-Nori Buttered Popcorn

The miso-nori butter in this recipe is super concentrated on its own, but absolutely perfect when tossed with popcorn.  If you’re not into making popcorn on the stove, the butter...

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Whole Grilled Barracuda

Fri, Aug 28, 20

Whole Grilled Barracuda

A whole cooked fish is not as complicated as you think. The most important thing is making sure your grill is very hot. Barracuda is a delicious and underutilized local...

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Tabasco Butter Sauce

Sun, Jul 19, 20

Tabasco Butter Sauce

This recipe is inspired by the classic French sauce, beurre blanc, where cold butter is incrementally whisked into a white wine and vinegar reduction. It requires the tiniest bit of finesse...

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Perfect Tuna Poke

Tue, Jul 14, 20

Perfect Tuna Poke

This is a killer recipe for tuna poke from our friend Ryan Griffin. Ryan is a chef, fisherman, and avid outdoorsman. One tip is to prep and chill all the...

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An Easy Green Sauce for Any Fish

Mon, Jun 22, 20

An Easy Green Sauce for Any Fish

We developed this simple green sauce to add depth and zing to literally any fish. Ours is simple with just parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, and garlic, but feel free to...

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Profiles: Lauro Saraspe

Mon, Jun 22, 20

Profiles: Lauro Saraspe

Lauro Saraspe, Retired Fisherman and Local Legend  Lauro Saraspe is the man who started it all. He built his first skiff here in San Diego in 1952. Lauro fell in...

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Profiles: Sarah Saraspe

Mon, Jun 22, 20

Profiles: Sarah Saraspe

Sarah Saraspe, Founder Five Star Fish Processing and Head of Operations at Saraspe Seafoods Sarah Saraspe is one of the driving forces behind Saraspe Seafoods. She founded and ran Five...

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Mon, Jun 22, 20

Prawn Stock

Don’t trash the heads and tails! Freeze them in a resealable bag and use them to create this tasty Prawn Stock. This stock makes an excellent base for soups, stews...

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Spot Prawn Carpaccio

Mon, Jun 22, 20

Spot Prawn Carpaccio

This recipe was developed by our dear friend Stefano and has quickly become a family favorite. It’s an easy way to make a super-elegant appetizer that can be made ahead...

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Simple Grilled Spot Prawn

Mon, Jun 22, 20

Simple Grilled Spot Prawn

Butterflied and grilled with a little butter might just be our favorite way to enjoy fresh spot prawns. If you’re not grilling, the same method can be achieved in the...

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Crispy Fried Spot Prawn Heads

Mon, Jun 22, 20

Crispy Fried Spot Prawn Heads

Fried prawn heads make great party appetizers as well as delicious midweek snacks. Store them in the freezer and use them when you’re ready. It’s a tasty way to utilize...

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Summer Prawn Salad

Mon, Jun 22, 20

Summer Prawn Salad

  This salad was inspired by one we tasted on a small Sicilian island called Favignana. It's simple, unfussy, and can easily be made ahead and served cold straight out...

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How to Peel a Spot Prawn

Mon, Jun 22, 20

How to Peel a Spot Prawn

For delicate preparations such as carpaccio, aguachile, or simple sashimi, we recommend removing the heads and shells from fresh, whole spot prawns. Don’t trash the heads and shells as they...

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