ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- May 10 is the day America annually celebrates shrimp – the country's most-popular seafood – and SeaPak is ready once again to help citizens from coast to coast pay homage to this long-reigning king of the crustaceans.
To celebrate National Shrimp Day 2016, SeaPak – the country's top retail brand in the frozen specialty seafood category – has distributed coupons, hosted giveaways and shared a multitude of quick-and-easy recipe ideas to ensure this year's observance is among the brand's "most-Shrimptastic" ever.
Offers for #ShrimpDay2016
Special savings offers, prize opportunities and delectable recipes featuring the unbeatable taste and versatility of shrimp are available on SeaPak.com and via the brand's Coastal Catch e-newsletter, as well as on SeaPak's Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages.
SeaPak, which has been delighting consumers with its delicious shrimp since 1948, is making it as easy as possible for shrimp lovers to join the brand in this year's National Shrimp Day celebration. Social media followers are encouraged to use the hashtag #ShrimpDay2016 to get in on the conversation.
Served hot or cold, tossed in a salad, stirred in with your favorite pasta, or stuffed in a tasty sandwich, the million-and-one ways U.S. consumers enjoy shrimp are a testament to its enduring, rock-star popularity, explains Megan Grinstead, Director of Marketing for the SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co.
"Americans continue to eat more shrimp than any other seafood and we want to help consumers nationwide relish the day dedicated to this delicious choice and its remarkable staying power," said Grinstead. "For SeaPak, National Shrimp Day is a fun way to connect with our fans and celebrate everyone's favorite seafood product together. It's the perfect opportunity for us to give something back to our consumers, in thanks for their year-round support."
Quick-and-Easy Shrimp Recipes
For consumers looking for some guidance on what meals to prepare for National Shrimp Day, SeaPak.com has assembled a collection of quick-and-easy shrimp recipes covering a range of eating occasions and regional flavor profiles. The catalog of recipes can be filtered by the style of cuisine (e.g., Asian, Homestyle, Italian, Southwestern); the type of course (such as breakfast, lunch, brunch, appetizer, main dish, sides, salads, soups, sandwiches, etc.); and even the occasion (for instance, an outdoor BBQ, a game-day spread, a Thanksgiving feast or a New Year's Eve blast).
"With this assortment of quick-and-easy recipes, there's really no better, simpler way to enjoy National Shrimp Day with family and friends at home," said Grinstead.
SeaPak's quick-and-easy recipe ideas can be found online at seapak.com/recipes/lifestyle/quick-and-easy. The section includes handy cooking tips that will help make your kitchen "a little more coastal," as well as some scrumptious shrimp recipes, like this one for Garlic Shrimp and Butter Grits:
Garlic Shrimp and Butter Grits
Prep Time: 5 mins; Cook Time: 7 mins; Servings: 4
1 12 oz package SeaPak® Shrimp Scampi
1 1/2 cups quick grits
- Cook grits and shrimp scampi according to package directions.
- Pour scampi over hot grits and serve.
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 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.
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SOURCE SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co.