FPI USA Revolutionizes Value-Added Seafood with New Pan-Sear Selects Seasoned Filets

DANVERS – Fishery Products International (FPI USA) recently introduced Pan-Sear Selects, an innovative line of value-added seafood.  These lightly seasoned fillets are a seafood industry breakthrough in their taste profile, total flexibility in cooking preparation methods, and versatility across the entire menu.

, MA (DECEMBER 19, 2006)

From a taste perspective, Pan-Sear Selects leverage the latest culinary trend towards healthier and lighter food preparation at restaurants. “Pan-seared menu options continue to rise at leading chains, having experienced a 50% increase over the last two years”, said Jim LaBelle, Vice President of Marketing for FPI USA. These unique fillets deliver a clean and satisfying taste experience without the traditional breading and battering that top most value-added fish fillets.  Pan-Sear Selects™ are 100% bread-crumb free, and feature classic herbs and spices for a naturally delicate texture and rich flavor that is the essence of seafood typically prepared in white-tablecloth restaurants.  The line-up features three in-demand species and popular flavor profiles including Roasted Garlic Herb Tilapia, Lemon Pepper Sole and Teriyaki Sesame Salmon. 

The most revolutionary aspect of the line is the incredible versatility in cook preparation that Pan-Sear Selects provides to operators.  The fillets can be flat-grilled, pan sautéed, deep-fried, or baked in less than ten minutes from either a frozen or defrosted state.  There is no other value-added seafood solution on the market today that provides this level of complete flexibility for equipment-constrained operators in preparation methods.  According to Doug Voss, Protein Manager for Sysco® Foodservice of Iowa, “Pan-Sear Selects is one of the most versatile seafood lines that I’ve ever seen. I like the multiple cooking methods and especially the large variety of customers that you can offer this product to. I can’t think of any operators that wouldn’t have an application for this line”.

From a menu usage perspective, Pan-Sear Selects™ also provide operators with full-menu versatility, which can help simplify the challenge of weekly menu planning. Just one fillet can be used in a variety of daily menu applications, adding diversity and flexibility to any operator’s menu.  Serving options for these fillets run the gamut across nearly every menu category imaginable.  The products are ideal as a seafood fillet entrée, but they can also be used to create a premium sandwich.  Sliced lengthwise, they make a perfect topper for salads or a delicious solution for a seafood wrap. With Pan-Sear Selects™, the seafood innovators at FPI have done it once again by creating the most versatile line of seafood on the market today.

About Fishery Products International, Inc.:  Fishery Products International, Inc. (FPI USA) is the leading provider of quality seafood for North American appetites.  As a wholly owned subsidiary of Newfoundland and Labrador-based Fishery Products International Limited, FPI USA is a growth-oriented and customer-focused U.S. corporation operated and managed separately from its Canadian parent company.

Our culinary expertise, constant innovation, and marketplace insights compliment our strong position in procuring, processing and marketing superior quality seafood.  FPI USA provides an exceptionally broad variety of the world’s favorite seafoods to the foodservice, retail and club store channels.  The portfolio of product lines and brands includes FPI®, UpperCrust™, Sea Cuisine™, Mirabel®, Luxury®, and Acadian Supreme®. 

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