Netuno USA offers quick-serve shrimp meals in three flavors for retail, five for foodservice

By Jason Huffman, Undercurrent News

Netuno USA, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based seafood distributor and importer, has launched a group of 10 oz. shrimp meals that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes.  

The Saute’ ‘n Serve product line was crafted by American and European chefs and is “handmade in a state-of-the-art Vietnamese facility under the strictest food safety requirements”, the company said in a press release issued less than two weeks before the originally scheduled dates of the Boston seafood show.

Each meal each includes four ounces of Aquaculture Stewardship Council-certified shrimp, all natural ingredients, no preservatives and no genetically modified organisms, Netuno reports. The product is being offered in three varieties for retail, including etouffee, scampi and Thai coconut curry, though more flavors and protein options are in development and estimated to launch later this year.

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NETUNO enters the frozen meals industry with award-winning line of sustainable gourmet shrimp creations

Sauté ‘n Serve offers ASC Certified sustainable shrimp in an all-natural handmade sauce that cooks from frozen in under 10 minutes.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (March 2, 2020) – NETUNO USA, the leading supplier of high-quality premium seafood items in the US market, launches an exclusive new brand of gourmet shrimp meals for the retail arena. Sauté ‘n Serve, crafted by American and European Chefs, is handmade in a state-of-the-art Vietnamese facility under the strictest food safety requirements.

President Luciano Bonaldo: “We wanted to offer consumers a gourmet assortment of global flavors made from a vast array of ingredients. It is a long-term move for our company, with restaurant quality once again at the heart of our product development, this time for the home chef.” It’s already grabbing the attention of industry leaders, winning the National Restaurant Association’s Food & Beverage Innovations (FABI) Award in 2019 and announced as a finalist for best new product in the 2020 Seafood Expo New Product Showcase earliest this month.

NETUNO developed these innovative products using only ASC certified sustainable shrimp and all-natural ingredients with no preservatives and no GMOs. Three unique flavors offer a sample of global tastes from Etouffee, Scampi, and Thai Coconut Curry. More flavors and protein options are in development and estimated to launch later this year.

With four ounces of shrimp in every 10 oz. meal and a cooking time of under 10 minutes, Sauté ‘n Serve is the perfect solution for those looking to prepare a quick and healthy meal at home. Just simmer sauce side down in any pan, flip the shrimp so it’s cooked through in that sauce, and serve with your choice of side. All flavors pair well with your choice of rice, pasta, or a baguette. For low-carb options, we recommend zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, or assorted vegetables. Any home chef can put together a delicious gourmet shrimp meal in minutes!

Sauté ‘n Serve for foodservice is also available and offered in 5 different flavors, with the possibility to develop custom flavor solutions for any business.

Since 1993 NETUNO has devoted itself to producing the highest quality frozen seafood in the market, while maintaining a strong commitment to sourcing from sustainable fisheries and using commercially responsible practices by monitoring fish stock, reducing by-catch and minimizing waste and energy. When you buy NETUNO brand seafood, be assured that you are serving the highest quality seafood.

12 finalists to compete for 2020 Seafood Excellence Awards

By Madelyn Kearns, SeafoodSource

Twelve finalists will go head-to-head for the 2020 Seafood Excellence Awards on Sunday, 15 March, at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America in Boston, Massachusetts, according to event organizer Diversified Communications.

Seventy entries were submitted for this year’s Seafood Excellence Awards, a prestigious competition recognizing the best new seafood products available in the North American market. The remaining 12 finalists will compete before a three-person panel of expert judges in two categories: Best New Foodservice Product and Best New Retail Product.

The judges, who will convene to assess the products on 15 March from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will evaluate the twelve entries based on their uniqueness and appropriateness to the market, taste profile, packaging, market potential, convenience, nutritional value, and originality, Diversified said in a press release. The winners will be announced at 3 p.m. in the Demonstration Theater at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, where the expo is taking place.

The finalists are as follows:

  • Acme Smoked Fish Corp. – Acme Smoked Salmon Convenience Pack
  • Azuma Foods International Inc., U.S.A. – Island Style Marinated Ogo Seaweed
  • Bristol Seafood – My Fish Dish Blackened & Smoked Butter Scallops
  • East Coast Seafood – Scallops, Wild Mushrooms & Gnocchi
  • GlobeXplore – Sea Vegetables & Chipotle Spread
  • Handy Seafood Inc. – Thai Chili Shrimp Rolls
  • Ideal Fish – Hot Smoked Domestic RAS Branzino
  • King & Prince Seafood Corp. – Lobster Salad Sensations
  • MeFoodGuy LLC – Gluten Free/Dairy Free Seafood Chowder
  • Netuno USA Inc. – Sauté ‘n Serve Thai Coconut Curry
  • Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC – Echo Falls Smoked Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Tapas Slices
  • Trident Seafoods – Trident Seafoods Loaded Baked Potato Crusted Wild Alaska Pollock Fillets

All finalists’ products will be on display during the three-day exposition in the New Product Showcase.

The Seafood Excellence Awards serve as the North American extension of the Seafood Excellence Global Awards competition, held at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium. Both Seafood Excellence Awards and Seafood Excellence Global Awards are organized by Diversified Communications, producers of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global and Seafood Expo Asia. SeafoodSource, produced by Diversified Communications, is the official media for Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America.

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