Atlantic Capes Fisheries launches stuffed clams, scallops line aimed at millennials
Atlantic Capes Fisheries is launching a line of frozen stuffed clams and scallops for retail and foodservice.
The Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based harvester, processor, and marketer of Marine Stewardship Council-certified scallops and North Atlantic seafood is launching the new value-added seafood items under the Galilean’s Kitchen brand.
First, it will roll out Galilean’s Kitchen New England Style Stuffed Clams in a nine-count package for retail and a 36-count pack for foodservice. Then, Galilean’s Kitchen will launch Stuffed Scallops and Gourmet Stuffed Clam Flights, in four flavors: Bacon & Cheddar, Thai Chili Lime, Mediterranean, and Portuguese-style.
While the Matlaw’s brand of stuffed clams has been on the market for years, “Galilean’s Kitchen products are a much higher quality than competition,” Steve Zevitas, vice president and sales manager at Atlantic Capes, told SeafoodSource. "We are targeting the millennials with the gourmet line of flavors, Stuffed Clam Flights.”
The New England Stuffed Clams are made from sweet and briny hand-shucked Atlantic surf clams, fleet-direct from Atlantic Capes’ boats, and mixed with onions, red bell peppers, garlic, and seasoning.
In addition to owning a dedicated fleet of 17 sea scallop vessels, Atlantic Cape works closely with more than 50 independent boats, enabling them to “process and market 22 percent of domestic sea scallop landings,” the supplier said.
In addition, Atlantic Cape owns Galilean Seafoods, which it says is the largest hand-shucking MSC-certified surf clam plant in Bristol, Rhode Island, along with Cape May Salt Oysters in New Jersey.
Along with sea scallops, surf clams, and oysters, Atlantic Capes supplies North Atlantic lobster, value-added seafood, snow crab, Jonah crab, domestic and imported crawfish, imported bay scallops, catfish, and alligator.