Thursday, June 25, 2009

Shrimp and Seafood for the Summer: Bring the Beach Home!

/PRNewswire/ -- This year, "staycations" are more popular than vacations. So, instead of traveling to the seafood, start a family tradition and bring the seafood home.

An exciting way to gather friends together is by re-creating the allure of the coast by throwing a beach party. Decorating for the party is a breeze; purchase inexpensive tiki torches and candles for ambiance, spread out beach towels and add pops of color with beach pails and beach balls of all sizes. Add some beach music and the party is sure to bring the kid out in everyone.

For the food, SeaPak makes serving seafood convenient and affordable with products that will please coastal company of all ages. For the kids, dish up SeaPak's tasty Popcorn Shrimp or new Tilapia Tenders with a variety of dipping sauces and fresh-cut vegetables on the side. Spoil the adults in the crowd with SeaPak's best-selling Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp or Shrimp Scampi. Or, toss SeaPak's Salmon Burgers on the grill for a twist on traditional grilling fare.

"During these trying economic times, we've seen shoppers migrate to the frozen seafood section," said Bryan Jaynes, Marketing Director, SeaPak Shrimp Company. "They are looking for good food they can eat at home, and the frozen seafood section is a great place to start. With products like our Tilapia Tenders and Salmon Burgers, consumers have more seafood choices than ever before."

Tucked away on a beautiful barrier island in Georgia, SeaPak uses the "coastal secrets" it's been gathering for more than 60 years to make great tasting shrimp and seafood. "Many people have told us that it's comforting to know it's still possible to enjoy delicious, restaurant-style seafood at home," said Jaynes.

For more beach party menu ideas, visit and pick from over 100 delicious recipes, such as Island Quesadillas with Lime Sour Cream or, try the recipe below.

Salmon Burger Tacos with Fruit Salsa
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Makes: 4 - 6 servings


2 packages (12.8 oz) SeaPak(R) Salmon Burgers
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
4 flour or corn tortillas
2 cups torn, iceberg lettuce

Fruit Salsa
1 can (20 oz) crushed or chunk pineapple, drained
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 to 2 Tablespoons minced jalapeno peppers
3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon, or lime juice

COMBINE lemon juice, chili powder, oil, and garlic in small bowl.

RUB salmon burgers with mixture. Cover and refrigerate about 15 to 30 minutes.

MIX together fruit salsa ingredients in a bowl.
GRILL burgers according to package directions.

PLACE tortillas on grill, heat 10 seconds on each side, and top each tortilla with 1/2 cup lettuce.

EVENLY break up salmon burgers over lettuce.

TOP with about 2 Tablespoons fruit salsa.

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