ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga., Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the Lenten season, SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co., the nation's No. 1 shrimp brand in frozen specialty seafood, is helping consumers add a coastal twist to their traditional menus by providing more opportunities for families to add shrimp to their meal plans.
"Our 2016 campaign for Lent is all about making consumers' lives a little more coastal by encouraging them to discover the versatility of shrimp," says Megan Grinstead, SeaPak Director of Marketing. "From appetizers to main dishes, we're showing people that by simply adding shrimp to any mealtime, they can enjoy great-tasting coastal flavors any time they want."
Consumers can learn more about SeaPak's special offerings and activities during Lent, and also find additional SeaPak product and recipe information, by visiting SeaPak.com or SeaPak's social media pages on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
2 (9-oz) packages of SeaPak Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp
12 slices of bread
6 tbsp butter, softened
24 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
2/3 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
Red onion slices (optional)
1 (8-oz) jar prepared pesto
Optional Homemade Pesto:
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 cup fresh parmesan cheese
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 cup loosely-packed fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 425˚F. Prepare shrimp according to package directions and keep warm. Once cooked, remove tails from shrimp and set aside.
To make the pesto, puree together the garlic cloves, parmesan, almonds, and basil in a food processor. Drizzle in olive oil until desired consistency is reached, smooth and paste-like, spreadable. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
In a grill pan, or skillet, start toasting the buttered bread slices over medium heat. Once both sides are golden brown, place cheese on two of the slices to start melting. Once the cheese has melted, add the sun-dried tomatoes, shrimp, and red onion.
Smear a couple of tablespoons of pesto on the remaining bread slices and top, pressing gently to adhere.
Before removing from grill pan or skillet, flip sandwiches to reheat first side, about 15 seconds. Repeat for remaining sandwiches.
Cut each sandwich diagonally in half; serve immediately.
SeaPak has been using coastal secrets and recipes to make great-tasting shrimp and seafood for more than 65 years. The company is committed to making life for consumers "more coastal," through outstanding, quality seafood products that are so authentic, they take you to the coast.
The trusted name for delicious seafood products since 1948, SeaPak today produces America's No. 1-selling retail frozen shrimp brand within the specialty seafood category.
SeaPak is highly regarded within the seafood industry for its adherence to the utmost in quality standards and for its commitment to resource management and sustainability. Learn more about the brand and its commitment to sustainability here.
About Rich Products Corporation and the Consumer Brands Division
Rich Products Corporation is a global food company defined by innovation and renowned for imagining what's possible. With more than 4,000 delicious products found in kitchens and bakeries around the world, Rich's continues to expand within the global marketplace across six continents. As a leading, worldwide supplier to the foodservice, in-store bakery and deli, and retail marketplaces, Rich's is regarded throughout the industry for its food ingenuity and for its commitment to customer solutions that raise the standards for delicious and unique tastes, quality and convenience.
Its strong global presence in more than 100 countries is characterized by a variety of innovative products that satisfy unique local preferences and are specifically customized for each region. Rich's annual sales now exceed $3.5 billion and the privately held, family-owned company employs more than 10,000 associates around the world.
Rich Products Corporation's Consumer Brands Division, located on St. Simons Island, Ga., is responsible for the successful portfolio of Rich's products sold to consumers at retail grocery and club stores nationwide. In addition to SeaPak, other brands managed by the Consumer Brands Division include Farm Rich snacks and appetizers, which help mom "Keep 'em happy"; Casa Di Bertacchi, maker of authentic Italian meatballs; hand-pulled, hickory-smoked Byron's BBQ; and Coffee Rich non-dairy creamer, the perfect non-dairy choice for coffee, soups, stews, casseroles, desserts, gravies and more.