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Retail Chefs Wow in ASMI Challenge

[caption id="attachment_14020" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Courtesy of ASMI"][/caption] The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Alaska Seafood Prepared Foods Challenge. Designed to celebrate both National Seafood Month and the retail culinary professionals who prepare delicious, healthy food for legions of busy shoppers every day, the challenge ran from October 1-31, 2012 and was open to all U.S. retail chefs. Chefs were invited to submit original, retail-friendly recipes featuring wild Alaska seafood for a chance to win a $500 gift card or the grand prize voyage to the 49th state. Judged by Alaska seafood culinary experts, the winning recipes offer innovative, satisfying flavor, healthy nutrition and good shelf life at an affordable price. Categories & Winners:Grand Prize Trip to Alaska Best Alaska Surimi Seafood Recipe & Best Alaska Seafood Sandwich  “Dilled Alaska Surimi Seafood Salad Sandwich” Chef Rosanne Toroian, Food Editor & Information Specialist, Schnuck Markets, Inc. Best Alaska Seafood Hot Entrée “Thai Curry Quick Alaska Cod with Instant Basmati” Executive Chef Jeff Anderson, Director Culinary Innovation, Consumer Brands, Safeway, Inc. Best Alaska Seafood Appetizer/Side Dish & Best Alaska Seafood Salad “Korean Style Alaska Salmon Belly Skewers” “Spicy Alaska Surimi Seafood Roll Salad” Chef Keoni Chang, Corporate Executive Chef, Director of Prepared Foods, Sullivan Family of Companies ASMI is excited by the response to the challenge and looks forward to more collaboration with retail chefs in the future.

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