Products on display at the 2016 Seafood Expo North America in Boston earlier this month were all about adding something spicy, tangy, sweet or herbed — or some combination.
Simply West Coast won the conference’s Seafood Excellence Award for Best New Retail product for its Kickin’ Seafood Chili, which blends halibut with fresh green chilies for a Southwestern flavored feast.
Sea Cuisine’s seasoned frozen fillets, in flavors like blackened Cajun and roasted garlic and herb, come with finishing sauce packets.
Bumble Bee showed off seafood-based snack solutions, such as these packs of seasoned tuna with crackers in varieties like jalapeno, chipotle and spicy Thai chili.
The Saucy Fish Co.’s ready-to-eat fillets launched in Whole Food Market in November and were slated to debut in Publix stores this month. A company representative said the product appeals to time-strapped Millennials who love good food but may lack cooking skills. Bold flavors include tomato & chili chutney and Sicilian lemon & dill mayo.
Make it a meal
AquaStar’s Caribbean-style shrimp incorporates corn, black beans and peppers in a coconut mango sauce with a hint of lime.
On a roll
These lobster roll kits from VIP Seafood include Maine lobster meat and two artisan buns.
New flavors of Alaskan Jack’s wild-caught sockeye salmon included Caribbean Jerk and Pineapple Teriyaki.
Hot, hot, hot
New from Bantry Bay, mussel meats in a Thai curry sauce contain “just the right hint of heat.”