The Seafood Excellence Awards—the prestigious best new products competition held in conjunction with Seafood Expo North America, formerly the International Boston Seafood Show — announced this year’s finalists. The Seafood Excellence Awards—an extension of the Seafood Prix d’Elite new product competition at the Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium–give generous praise and exposure to the products fostering innovation in the seafood industry.
Finalists compete for two awards: Best New Foodservice Product and Best New Retail Product. Products are evaluated on criteria including uniqueness, taste profile, packaging, marketing potential, and nutritional value.
This year’s finalists were hand-selected from more than 70 entries in the highly-competitive New Product Showcase, which will be featured at the Seafood Expo North America, held March 16-18, 2014.
The finalists for the 2014 Seafood Excellence Awards are:
Phillips / SeaWings, Booth #1019
A Cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii) is thin and elongated like an eel, but distinguished by its very long snout. SeaWings Cornetfish is sourced off of the coast of Ecuador, where the population is considered abundant. Cornetfish has a tender and naturally sweet flavor. SeaWings offers it in two varieties: Breaded Cornetfish Fingers and Cornetfish Portions. Try them fried as a crispy appetizer, or sautée them for quick and easy way to serve great-tasting fish tacos.
The Santa Barbara Smokehouse, Booth #2310
Cambridge House Private Reserve Smoked Salmon with Truffle
Aqua Star, Booth# 2005
Harvest Grain Wild Alaskan Cod
Uoriki Fresh, Inc., Booth #1057
Sushi At Home®
High Liner Foods, Booth# 1005
Flame-Seared Guinness® Barbecue Glazed Atlantic Salmon
Freskot USA/Kontoveros SA, Booth #2716
Freskot Seafood Burgers
King & Prince Seafood, Booth #505
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp
The MacKnight Food Group, Booth #2459
MacKnight Capt. Jim’s Breakfast Sausage
Handy International Incorporated, Booth #823
Fiesta Chipotle Fish Cakes
Gradient Aquaculture Ltd., Booth #2546
Pasta del MAR
The winners will be announced at the Seafood Excellence Awards ceremony in the Demonstration Theater in the Exhibit Hall, Booth 2567 on Sunday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m.
View all of the entries or register for Seafood Expo North America by visiting www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america.