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Seafood Showdown: Celebrating Fresh Fare from Coast to Coast

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Summer is synonymous with fresh fare, making seafood a seasonal staple on both the East and West coasts. From crab caught off the coast of New England to the succulent salmon found in the cool waters of the Northwest to the tender tuna from the warm shores of Hawaii, there is no shortage of ocean eats in the United States. To find out which coastal cuisine catches your eye (and your stomach,) we’re diving into a seafood showdown! Whether you’re team East Coast or team West Coast, one thing is certain: Adding California Avocados to your meal is always a good idea. 

Sustenance by the Sea 

Massachusetts, also known as the Bay State, mixes rich colonial history with some of the best modern-day fishing ports in the world. Thanks to its prime location on the Atlantic, Massachusetts serves up some of the finest shellfish around. Though Hawaii is the youngest state, its cultural traditions have had a major impact on the culinary community. Seafood is plentiful in the Pacific, allowing Hawaii to bring scrumptious saltwater fish to the table. Regardless of which you prefer, California Avocados can enhance these enticing eats.

Crispy Fried Oyster Appetizer with California Avocado

California Avocado and Ahi Poke Bowl


Coast to Coast Crab

Crab is a culinary king in communities of both the Northeast and the Northwest. In the mid-Atlantic state of Maryland, crabs are abundant in the Chesapeake Bay and along the coast, making the crab cake a regional classic. King crabs are the crustacean champions in Alaska, with the majority coming from the cool waters of Bristol Bay. The sweet, tender meat from these crabs is used in unique dishes across the globe. Coastal allegiances aside, California Avocados mix well with crustacean creations from any region!

Crab Cakes with Tomatillo California Avocado Salsa 


Seafood Cavatappi with California Avocado and Roasted Tomatoes (with King Crab)  


Battle of the Bowls 

Aptly nicknamed the Ocean State, Rhode Island has sandy beaches, large bays and a long tradition of shellfish dishes. Though the state is small in size, it more than makes up for it with a bounty of savory seafood served in unique ways, like scallops in chilled soup! In the Pacific Northwest state of Washington, foodies can find a fusion of flavors that mix fresh fish with Asian influences to create delicious dishes like salmon rice bowls. Whichever bowl you vote for at the ballot box, adding California Avocados to your dish is a great idea 100 percent of the time.

Rhode Island
Bay Scallop and Razor Clam Ceviche in Chilled Avocado Soup

Salmon and Brown Rice Bowl with California Avocado Hollandaise, Shiitake Relish and Ginger Kale