Alaska Seafood Prepared Foods Challenge Winner

Juneau, Alaska  – The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Alaska Seafood Prepared Foods Challenge. Designed to celebrate both National Seafood Month and the retail culinary professionals who prepare delicious, healthy food for legions of busy shoppers every day, the challenge ran from October 1-31, 2012 and was open to all U.S. retail chefs. Chefs were invited to submit original, retail-friendly recipes featuring wild Alaska seafood for a chance to win a $500 gift card or the grand prize voyage to the 49th state.

Judged by Alaska seafood culinary experts, the winning recipes offer innovative, satisfying flavor, healthy nutrition, and good shelf life at an affordable price.

Categories & Winners:

Grand Prize Trip to Alaska

Best Alaska Surimi Seafood Recipe & Best Alaska Seafood Sandwich

“Dilled Alaska Surimi Seafood Salad Sandwich”

Chef Rosanne Toroian, Food Editor & Information Specialist Schnuck Markets, Inc.


Best Alaska Seafood Hot Entrée

“Thai Curry Quick Alaska Cod with Instant Basmati”

Executive Chef Jeff Anderson, Director Culinary Innovation, Consumer Brands, Safeway, Inc.


Best Alaska Seafood Appetizer/Side Dish & Best Alaska Seafood Salad

“Korean Style Alaska Salmon Belly Skewers”

“Spicy Alaska Surimi Seafood Roll Salad”

Chef Keoni Chang, Corporate Executive Chef, Director of Prepared Foods, Sullivan Family of Companies


ASMI is excited by the response from retail chefs and looks forward to more collaboration the future. To learn more about upcoming opportunities or to receive ASMI news, please contact Larry Andrews, ASMI Retail Marketing Director, at

About Alaska Seafood

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is a partnership of the State of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry. ASMI works to promote the benefits of wild and sustainable Alaska seafood and offer seafood industry education.

For more than 50 years, Alaska has been dedicated to sustainable seafood. It’s so essential to our way of life that our constitution mandates that fish are “utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle.” The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private sector employer, and as a result, Alaskans understand the need to protect the fisheries and surrounding habitats for future generations. We’re proud of our leadership in sustainable management, which has led to an ever-replenishing supply of wild seafood for markets around the world. For more information, please visit

Source:  Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)