The seafood trends for 2019 are:
Based on the products entered in the Seafood Excellence Global Awards competition, we can see continued interest in smoked products in traditional and ultra-premium formats, as well as new smoked species and product applications. There are a great number of products that are based on traditional Asian dishes, flavors and ingredients. Seaweed in a variety of products and applications is also an emerging trend.
Other trends are:
Healthy: Consumers find eating healthy more and more important. Companies make sure their products are healthy and low in calories.
Spice and more spice: seafood curries, and fish and shellfish flavored with habanero chiles, spicy Thai sauces, and sriracha.
Aperitif: Fresh, small, bitesize aperitifs for consumers’ or caterers’ convenience.
Genuine flavors: Producers use fresh fish with no additives so consumers can eat genuine products with real flavors.
Authentic Tradition: Companies highlighting traditional processes, using centuries old techniques and staff who have mastered their craft
Smoked: More smoked products every year with a focus on premium cuts and preparations, and unique ingredients and flavor profiles. Some examples this year are rum, and honey and bee pollen.
Seaweed as a culinary ingredient and new innovative snacks. Seaweed products are available on their own and different varieties of seaweed are being incorporated in ready-made products.