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There’s lots of excitement at Bumble Bee. The iconic canned tuna brand has launched new flavored tunas plus fresh-frozen, ready to heat-and-eat fish and shrimp entrées.
NEW CANNED TUNA FLAVORS
Following the growing preference for spicy flavors in everyday foods, Bumble Bee launched new Prime Fillet Gourmet Flavors. The seasoned premium white albacore tuna is ready to go directly onto salad greens, pasta or rice—along with the healthful olive oil they’re canned in. There’s no need for mayonnaise here!
To add to a burrito, sandwich, wrap or other “holder,” drain the oil—but save it to use with a can of plain tuna.
Chipotle Tuna has bold, smoky chipotle taste with mild heat. Drain it to add to a burrito, taco or wrap.
Jalapeño Tuna is dotted with minced jalapeños, little nuggets of heat. Drain it to add to pizza, quesadillas and sandwiches. We made toasted crostini, with some diced cherry tomatoes for color and flavor contrast.
Bumble Bee’s latest canned tuna offerings. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.
Sundried Tomatoes Tuna has a burst of tomato flavor that works in any of the above applications. We also enjoyed it in a green salad with mozzarella balls (bocconcini), cherry tomatoes and olives.
A new non-flavored variety, Omega-3 Prime Fillet Albacore Tuna, offers amped up levels of Omega-3 EPA and DHA. Each serving contains 500 mg of EPA and DHA—312% of the 160 mg daily value. For consumers who want to add more of these important nutrients to their diets, it is used as any canned tuna, in all your favorite tuna recipes.
Salmon with garden pesto. Photo courtesy
BUMBLE BEE SUPERFRESH PREMIUM FRESH
Bumble Bee fish and shrimp never get to the cannery. Instead, they’re filleted and turned into all-natural, premium frozen fish entrees in parchment paper, ready to heat and enjoy. The flavor-rich, protein-rich gluten-free choices include:
Spicy Shrimp Romesco*
Lemon Shrimp with Garlic & Herbs
Salmon with Garden Pesto
Salmon with Garlicky Black Pepper & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Tilapia with Lemon, Pepper & Herbs
Tilapia with Garlic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
We all know we should eat more fish, and research confirmed that consumers are looking for high-quality seafood that tastes fresh and delicious. These new frozen entrées are flavorful and moist and taste freshly made: a restaurant-quality meal.
Each premium fish fillet is wrapped in parchment paper, which seals in flavor and juices. The packets go from freezer to table in 20 minutes or less. The shrimp entrées sauté quickly on the stove top.
The line launched in the Northeast in June, and is rolling out nationwide. The MSRP ranges between $8.99 and $9.99 for two portions.
That’s the buzz!
*Romesco sauce (salsa romesco) is a nut and red pepper-based sauce that originated in Catalonia, Spain. It is typically made from roasted or raw almonds, pine nuts, and/or hazelnuts, roasted garlic, olive oil, bitxo chiles and/or nyora peppers (a small, round, variety of red bell pepper). Other common ingredients can include roasted tomatoes, red wine vinegar and onions. It is a popular sauce with seafood (with fennel or mint leaves added) and anything from poultry and lamb to vegetables.
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