Wild Alaska Seafood is the Next Big Thing in Flavor Destinations

The Culinary Institute of America and Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Spice Up Wild Alaska Seafood 
 
Seattle, Washington, May 16, 2007 – If there is one thing that today’s menus have in common it’s flavor – big, bold, uncompromising flavor. Consumers want it and chefs know it. With this in mind, the Alaska Seafood Spice Pantry guide was created with recipes developed by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) as an industry service to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI).
 
The guide, which boasts 84 CIA-developed recipes, plus two flavor affinity matrices, demonstrates how wild and sustainable Alaska Seafood is a natural canvas for helping operators meet their patron’s desire for world flavors and ingredients. The rich cultural destinations that inspired the recipes include many regions within Latin America, Asia and the Mediterranean.
 
To help operators gain a better understanding of today’s ethnic flavors and how they work well with wild Alaska Seafood the two matrices include: a spice matrix and a species matrix. The spice matrix offers 50 different herbs and spices found common to Latin America, Asia and the Mediterranean. The species matrix profiles flavor, texture, oil content and average size of 14 of the most common Alaska Seafood species.
 
Visit ASMI online at www.alaskaseafood.org or call (800) 806-2497 to order the Alaska Seafood Spice Pantry guide.
 
Alaska is the pioneer of sustainability. Since acceptance into the Union in 1959, Alaska has been the only state in the nation whose constitution mandates that “fish…be utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle.” This long-term dedication to sustainability has resulted in keeping the world stocked with a continuous, ever-replenishing supply of wild seafood.  Indeed, Alaska’s effective and precise fisheries management practices are considered a model for the world.  

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is the State of Alaska’s official seafood marketing arm.  It is a public agency of the State of Alaska, funded by the Alaska seafood industry and federal grants.  ASMI promotes Alaska seafood throughout the U.S. and in
16 other countries.  ASMI also provides education and training to the seafood industry in food safety and quality assurance practices.  Please go to www.alaskaseafood.org for more information.