Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Meatless Fridays And A Coastal Getaway!

My husband recently made his weekly trip to the grocery store and returned with a couple of boxes of frozen breaded shrimp. The brand was Sea something and he thought it was SeaPak when he picked them up. One evening last week I took them out of the freezer. I wanted to make a quick dinner. I cooked them and my husband grabbed one as soon as they were done. They tasted like strong fish! They were inedible and my quick dinner idea turned into a longer than usual dinner. Oh well. Lesson learned. Never buy brands that you aren't familiar with if you want to get it right the first time. We always buy SeaPak from this point on! And no, I wasn't paid to say that.



This Lenten season, when millions of Catholics, Anglicans and others are abstaining from meat on Fridays, SeaPak Shrimp Company offers ideal meatless meal alternatives: great-tasting, coastal seafood favorites!

From top-selling Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp and scrumptious Shrimp Scampi, to savory SeaPak Salmon Burgers and all-new Popcorn Fish, SeaPak’s products are so tasty that no one will be left hungry for more during the Lenten season.

“SeaPak was founded and is still located on a beautiful island off the coast of Georgia. We know what a delicious seafood meal should taste like,” said Scott Corey, Senior Marketing Manager, SeaPak Shrimp Company. “We’ve been perfecting our breading, seasoning and sauce recipes for more than 60 years, and it’s our goal to help bring the authentic taste of the coast to every kitchen table in the country.”

SeaPak’s variety of seafood favorites, available nationally, also offers a perfect way to meet the USDA new dietary guidelines. Updated once every five years as mandated by congress, the guidelines provide the most current advice for making food choices to promote good health, maintain a healthy weight, and help prevent disease. For the first time, the guidelines recommend eating 8 ounces of seafood each week. Americans are encouraged to eat at least 5.5 ounces of protein each day. The guidelines specify that 22% of that protein should come from a variety of seafood because it’s a lean protein that provides Omega 3 fatty acids, iron, zinc, vitamins B12 and D, and other critical nutrients vital for optimal health.

SeaPak recently launched a new seafood favorite -- Popcorn Fish -- modeled after the brand’s top-selling Popcorn Shrimp. They are delicious and sophisticated improvements to the traditional minced fish stick. Popcorn Fish are round, bite-sized treats cut from whole, flaky white fish fillets.

They provide a more nutritious alternative to chicken nuggets or hotdogs for kids and are ideal for a variety of occasions from snack-time to appetizers, and even as a center-of-the-plate dish. The quality fish, perfectly breaded with SeaPak’s signature, golden breadcrumb coating, pops with flavor that appeals to both adults and children.

2nd Annual SeaPak Coastal Getaway Sweepstakes:

Four grand prize winners will receive a Coastal Getaway for two on scenic St. Simons Island, a pristine barrier island off of the coast of Southeast Georgia. St. Simons Island, home to SeaPak Shrimp Company since 1948, offers visitors beautiful beaches, numerous recreational activities, a rich history, and, of course, great seafood! Each of the four grand-prize winners will receive a three-day, three-night vacation for two.  In addition to swimming in the surf and relaxing in the sun, the winners will enjoy a private, gourmet seafood dinner hosted by SeaPak at the St. Simons Island Heritage Center. They will also be able to take a tidal marsh boat tour and experience a variety of other fun coastal activities! The contest, which runs through April 30, 2011, can be entered at In addition to the four grand prizes, entrants will be eligible to win one of 200 first prizes:  A one-year subscription to Coastal Living Magazine. Established in 1997, this elegant magazine is a favorite of residents, vacationers, and others who are interested in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts. Each issue features articles on home design and architecture, coastal lifestyles, coastal issues of interest and concern, and other topics that promote a high quality of life!
Disclosure: I was sent a package of SeaPak in exchange for this mention. No monetary compensation received and honest opinion given.

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