Seattle – March, 2020 – Sure, most Americans punch the clock at 5:00 p.m., but that doesn’t mean the day is over. There’s the commute, recitals, soccer games, dog walks, and more. By the time they reach the grocery store, they’re drained, tired, and probably hungry.
Now, consumers can beat that tide of frustration and diffuse it. By getting steamed, literally.
Today, Aqua Star, one of the largest retail frozen seafood brands in North America, released a new, chef-designed line of seafood meals that are easy to prepare, flavor-rich, all under 500 calories, and sure to please even the busiest of people.
MicroSteam™ Seafood Meals by Aqua Star are microwaveable. They feature an innovative skin-packed vacuum film technology that locks in the steam so each meal is perfectly cooked from frozen in just 6 minutes. Each meal includes a healthy protein and sides that come in a ready-to-use, recyclable tray, so clean up is a snap. Folks will love the convenience, but return for the flavors.
The new meals combine BAP- and MSC-certified, healthy seafood, including salmon, shrimp, tilapia, and cod, with on-trend ingredients like mafalda pasta, sriracha, red quinoa, and yellow carrots. In the microwave, the MicroSteam™ film expands and locks in steam to cook food evenly with no smell. All of this allows for a seamless cooking process.
“Our MicroSteam™ Seafood Meals are a one-step meal solution for those who want a premium quality seafood meal in less time than it takes to brew a pot of coffee,” said Aqua Star President & CEO, Dirk Leuenberger. “They offer no-stress preparation, high quality ingredients, and take the guesswork out of figuring out what to eat – and the proverbial question, ‘how to cook seafood’. And with sustainable healthy seafood and environmentally-friendly trays, these make a great lunch or dinner solution.”
Available in five flavors, Aqua Star’s MicroSteam™ Seafood Meals have an SRP of $7.99 – $8.99. They include:
- BBQ Sriracha Wild Salmon with Broccoli, Brown Rice, Red Quinoa, Bacon, and Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce (GF)
- Lemon Herb Wild Cod with Green Beans, Roasted Seasoned Potatoes, and Lemon Herb Butter (GF)
- Roasted Garlic Salmon with Green Beans, Yellow Carrots, and Roasted Herb Butter (GF)
- Cajun-Style Tilapia with Creamy Cheddar Cheese Pasta Shells
- White Wine Shrimp with Mafalda Pasta, Broccoli, White Wine, Butter, and Parmesan Cheese
Note: (GF) indicates gluten-free options.
Beyond the innovative flavors, the meals are also vacuum skin-packed for optimum freshness in “Go-Green” environmentally friendly trays, which look great on shelf and are produced using less energy and material. Aqua Star’s MicroSteam™ Seafood Meals help reduce food waste and lower carbon emissions as compared to fresh meal options by incorporating frozen seafood, recyclable trays and minimal packaging.
Aqua Star’s MicroSteam™ Seafood Meals are available nationwide at Target, Amazon, Safeway, SuperValu, Dierbergs Markets, Price Chopper Supermarkets, Balls Foods, Troyer’s, Woodman’s Market, and various independent retailers. For more information, visit www.aquastar.com.