Mississippi Offers Innovative Wild-Caught Gulf Shrimp Products

MSP_ShrimpRotiniFace20ozGulf Pride Enterprises has developed a new line of southern-inspired frozen meals showcasing the freshest Mississippi Gulf Shrimp. These items are marketed under the brand name, Gulf Pride Select Shrimp. Entrées include Shrimp & Grits, Shrimp Gumbo, Shrimp Rotini and Shrimp Étoufée.

These convenient meals are available in a 10-ounce single-serve entrée that retails for $3.99 – $4.59 and a 20-ounce entrée for two that retails for $7.99 – $8.99. Gulf Pride Selects meals come fully cooked for fast, easy prep that consumers will love, say company officials, adding that they simply need to be reheated for a hearty, satisfying meal in minutes. According to Gulf Pride Enterprises these tasty new meals are the first of it’s kind to use wild, sustainable Mississippi Shrimp in a value added product. These innovative entrées were a Seafood Excellence Awards finalist in the retail category at the 2013 International Boston Seafood Show.

“Mississippi is home to some of the most flavorful shrimp in the world,” says Irvin Jackson, director of Mississippi Seafood Marketing Program.  “We are proud to work with local processors to promote our wild-caught shrimp.  These convenient products make it easy to enjoy fresh Gulf Shrimp at any time.”

Golden Gulf Coast Packing Co has been part of Mississippi’s seafood industry since 1984 and continues to evolve with convenient products to meet consumer’s needs. Golden Gulf Coast offers a variety of packaged premium wild Mississippi Shrimp including Peeled Shrimp, Brown Headless Shell-On Raw Shrimp, White Headless Shell-On Raw Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined Shrimp (Tail-On and Tail-Off) and Lightly Breaded Shrimp.

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