This post has been sponsored by Santa Monica Seafood. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Albertsons' shoppers...this is for you! If you love to know where your food comes from, then you'll love learning the history behind Santa Monica Seafood and how all So Cal shoppers can find their seafood at Albertsons.
In the last few months, I've been growing more and more interested in the quality of our food. I've spent the last few years working on how I treat my body mentally. I speak about it with kindness, and I exercise to keep it healthy. The final piece in my body positivity journey? Taking the time to fuel my body with healthy (and delicious) food. I'm excited to spend more time creating easy recipes with ingredients I love from brands I trust.
I've been an Albertsons' shopper for years. They carry amazing brands at great price points, and the in-store experience is top notch. When they invited me to be part of a special project, I was over the moon. I spent two days with the Albertsons' team, visiting a number of their Southern California-based brands—including one of our favorites...Santa Monica Seafood. I got to learn WHERE their products came from, the history of each company, and fun ways to prepare each food item. And the fact that the Albertsons' team was just as excited as I was? That was the best part. I love that THEY love supporting family-owned brands, and I love that they want as much information as possible about where products are sourced.
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Behind the Brand: Santa Monica Seafood
Santa Monica Seafood is a family-owned brand that will be celebrating their 80th anniversary this year. They have two cafes here in Southern California, but they are also one of the largest seafood distributors in the country. And guess where their amazing, responsibly-sourced seafood is available each and every day? Albertsons! In fact, I loved hearing how they work with Albertsons' butchers to educate them about their products. Now I know that my local Albertsons is a great resource to ask about the freshest fish available and even cooking suggestions!
My top pick from Santa Monica Seafood (all available at Albertsons):
We got to tour the Santa Monica Seafood cafe, and to learn a TON about the fish that they distribute to Albertsons (which means easier access for us So Cal Residents). We even got to taste test some of the freshest types of fish, and my favorite? We tried an amazing Troll King Salmon that was wild caught in Morro Bay. This California-caught fish is currently available at Albertsons and it's AMAZING. It's perfect to grill or pan sear and super easy to prepare.
If you're on the hunt for a special item to prepare this summer...my top seafood suggestion? Head to Albertsons and try the Santa Monica Seafood Troll King Salmon before it disappears at the end of the season!