High Liner Foods Introduces FPI® Battercrisp® Shrimp

Flavorful shrimp stays crispy-crunchy when sauced, opening up new menu potential for foodservice operators

DANVERS, Mass., Feb. 07, 2013 /CNW/ - High Liner Foods (USA) Inc., the leading value-added seafood supplier in North America, today introduced Battercrisp® Sauce & Serve Shrimp, a new line of sauced shrimp under its FPI® brand that delivers a crunchy, savory taste when paired with many popular sauces and dips.

Battercrisp Sauce & Serve Shrimp uses a special product formulation that allows the shrimp to stay crispy-crunchy when sauced, enabling foodservice operators to capitalize on the growing trend of U.S. consumers preferring crispy menu items.

In addition, the tender and flavorful tail-off shrimp meets the growing consumer appetite for flavor infusion, saucing, and food customization, allowing operators to serve shrimp with a choice of mix and match dipping sauces. Among the recommended sauce flavors are sweet mojito and lime glaze, spicy aioli, sweet Thai chili, and spicy Asian cream coconut sauce.

“Foodservice operators are looking for creative and profitable ways to put shrimp on the menu that go beyond the standard fried shrimp menu placements. They are also looking for options to replace or enhance the popular sauced chicken wing concept,” said Carolyn Piscatelli, FPI Brand Manager. “We’ve used our culinary innovation and knowledge of the hottest menu trends to make America’s #1 seafood even better.”

Ideal for high-volume foodservice operators such as independent and chain restaurants, buffet and cafeteria feeding facilities, Battercrisp Shrimp is perfect when paired with a signature house sauce or pre-made stock sauces. It’s also versatile as an ingredient, and can be served on top of salads with dressings, or sauced with stir fries, tacos, shrimp rolls, and more.

For more information about Battercrisp Sauce & Serve Shrimp and serving suggestions, please visit www.highlinerfs.com.

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About High Liner Foods

High Liner Foods is the leading North American processor and marketer of prepared, value-added frozen seafood. High Liner's retail branded products are sold throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico under the High Liner®, Fisher Boy®, Mirabel®, Sea Cuisine™ and Royal Sea® labels, and are available in most grocery and club stores. The Company also sells its food products under the High LinerIcelandic SeafoodFPI, and Viking brands to restaurants and institutions, and is a major supplier of private label seafood products to North American food retailers and food service distributors. High Liner Foods is a publicly traded Canadian company, trading under the symbol HLF on the Toronto Stock Exchange.