Pescanova, a leading seafood supplier based in Spain, is bringing its premium seafood products to U.S. foodservice. MSC-certified Cape Hake and Protein Pasta made from responsibly sourced wild Alaska pollock are now available to satisfy consumers seeking delicious, high-quality seafood options on menu.
“We’re excited to bring our more than 60 years of seafood expertise to the foodservice industry,” says Chris Maze, president and CEO of Pescanova USA. “With the booming demand for premium seafood and a growing category of pasta alternatives, we feel it’s the perfect time to launch Pescanova Cape Hake and Protein Pasta made from seafood. Our pre-portioned Cape Hake products and fully cooked Protein Pasta are great options for operators looking to increase their better-for-you menu items without needing extra labor or equipment.”
Caught off of the coast of Namibia, Cape Hake is flash frozen as soon as it’s caught to maintain the highest quality, taste and texture. Cape Hake has a flaky texture and a mild, subtly sweet flavor — the perfect choice for consumers seeking a simple white fish without the “fishy” taste. The wild-caught fish comes pre-cut in 3-ounce, 4-ounce and 5-ounce portions and fillets and can be prepared in a variety of ways to align with your menu needs.
Pescanova Protein Pasta is a gluten-free, low-carb pasta alternative that delivers the great taste and texture of traditional pasta with the naturally nutritious benefits of seafood. While there are many new alternative pastas coming to menus, Pescanova Protein Pasta is the only pasta made from wild Alaska pollock, a mild, lean whitefish responsibly sourced from the pristine waters of Alaska.
The fully cooked Protein Pasta is the perfect blank canvas for your signature sauces and pasta recipes. Simply steam or toss the pasta in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes and add your choice of sauce, protein and/or vegetables.
With more and more customers seeking healthier menu items, there’s never been a better time to offer Pescanova Cape Hake and Protein Pasta as delicious, seafood options. Pescanova Cape Hake comes frozen in 10-pound packs and the Protein Pasta comes frozen in 2.5 pound. vacuum sealed bags. Both are available through foodservice distributors.