While 86% of US consumers report eating seafood*, only 28% feel confident in cooking and preparing it. In response, Pacific Seafood has officially launched their new value-added line of frozen seasoned shrimp (BAP 2 Star certified) available in two flavors, scampi and honey jalapeño.
This easy and versatile meal solution is ideal for the freezer case, as well as numerous food service applications. The shrimp are dry rubbed with herbs and spices instead of being marinated in a heavy sauce, allowing the quality of shrimp to shine through and maintain its texture. The shrimp is a 31-40 count that is peeled, deveined, with the tail removed.
To prepare the seasoned shrimp, simply thaw or cook from frozen until shrimp are opaque, approximately 3-5 minutes. The product lends itself to sautéing, broiling, or grilling and is an addition to rice, pasta, stir-fries, and salads. It can also be prepared as an appetizer with dipping sauce making it a natural fit for bistro snack menus.
The product is available now in 20/16-ounce retail bags and foodservice upon request.
* Mintel. Fish and Shellfish US, November 2018.