Gathered Foods has launched a new product line of frozen entrees and appetisers under its Good Catch plant-based seafood brand.
Thai style plant-based fish cakes, New England style plant-based crab cakes and classic plant-based fish burgers mark the brand’s second product launch following its fish-free tuna last year.
The frozen entrees and appetisers are made from Good Catch’s proprietary six-legume blend (peas, chickpeas, lentils, soy, fava beans and navy beans), which is said to create a texture that mimics the flakiness of seafood. To create seafood notes, the company uses natural vegan flavourings and a shot of DHA.
Good Catch flavours its crab cakes with sweet red and yellow bell peppers, green onions, spice and parsley. Meanwhile, its fish burgers have a light whitefish texture and flavour and are seasoned with green onion, celery, and salt and pepper.
The Thai fish cakes are suggested to be served with a sweet chilli dipping sauce, while the crab a plant-based spicy remoulade and fresh-squeezed lemon, or a red sauce and pasta for a heartier meal. Each product is recommended to be pan-seared.
“Quality and innovation are essential to the Good Catch culinary journey. Recreating the taste and texture consumers expect from whitefish and crab cakes challenged our team to push our boundaries. We are really proud of the final outcome,” ” said Chad Sarno, co-founder and chief culinary officer at Good Catch.
The product launch follows a Series B Financing round with key investors Greenleaf Foods and 301 Inc, the venture arm of General Mills, which reached a total of $36.8 million. In January, the brand launched its plant-based tuna in the UK with Tesco, further expanding its distribution footprint on an international scale.
Good Catch also formed a joint distribution venture with Bumble Bee Foods and most recently, announced backing from a group of celebrities such as Shailene Woodley, Paris Hilton and Lance Bass.
The new frozen appetizers and entrees are now available to purchase in retailers across the East Coast for an RRP of $5.99, with expanded distribution throughout the US planned for later this year.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2020
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