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Pumpkin & Seafood: The Pairing of Two Superfoods

The symbol of the sea and the icon of autumn might seem like an unlikely pair, but seafood and pumpkin are a complimentary superfood duo. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin C and fiber, while seafood is a source of B vitamins, vitamin D, and healthful omega-3 fats. And they’re both available in convenient forms –… Continue reading Pumpkin & Seafood: The Pairing of Two Superfoods

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Are you ready for some seafood?

The quintessential image of autumn captures trees adorned with orange leaves, pumpkin patches, and the occasional Harvest cornucopia. But for many Americans, a picturesque fall season consists of 100 yards of green, two teams, and one pig-skin: the start of football season. The kick-off to fall begins the transition to heartier “comfort food” on menus,… Continue reading Are you ready for some seafood?

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Seafood Small Plates

Restaurant trends indicate small plates and appetizers are continuing to grow in popularity among consumers. Darren Tristano, Executive Vice President of Technomic, Inc. says, “Our data shows that consumer purchases of appetizers are steadily getting closer to pre-recession levels.” Small plates are enticing to customers who are interested in trying new foods and flavors, without… Continue reading Seafood Small Plates

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Add Seafood to Salads

Trendy ingredients, bold flavors, and a wider variety of vegetables and toppings are contributing to the wild success of salads recently. As consumers continue to seek healthy options while dining out, fish and shellfish can be positioned as the ultimate protein powerhouse to top already nutritious salads. And according to Technomic, Inc., consumers are willing… Continue reading Add Seafood to Salads

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Bring Seafood Aboard for Brunch

Brunch, the fantastic (and delicious!) combination of breakfast and lunch, is gaining in popularity at restaurants and food service operations across America. Technomic’s 2013 American Express MarketBriefing found that 9 out of 10 consumers surveyed eat brunch at a restaurant at least occasionally. Dining out for brunch provides quality time with family and friends while… Continue reading Bring Seafood Aboard for Brunch