Surimi is a seafood dish
About SEALEGS Surimi
Surimi is known as imitation crab, but there’s nothing fake about it.
The word surimi refers to the product that results after seafood (typically Alaska Pollock or Pacific Whiting) goes through a two-step process, the end result of which is an odorless seafood with a flavor, shape, and texture that can be manipulated into any number of forms and flavors.
Surimi seafood is not “fake” or “artificial,” though some have the misconception that it is.
The reason for this is that surimi is often formed and colored to look like crab, and the resulting product is commonly referred to as “imitation crab.” Because of the negative association with the word “imitation” in the food world, people assume surimi is a chemical concoction instead of a real seafood. They’re wrong.
At Trident Seafoods, fishing isn’t just our business – it is our livelihood, our calling, and our passion.
Family-owned since our founding in 1973, we are fishermen, and we’ve dedicated ourselves to responsibly catching the purest, healthiest, and most sustainable seafood on the planet for over 40 years. Unlike most other seafood companies, we catch our own fish – controlling it every step of the way. And as the largest vertically-integrated seafood company in North America, we take our role as protectors of the source very seriously. Fishing is what we have always done, and if we keep doing it right, it’s what we will always do.
We’ve spent so much time catching fish that saltwater runs in our blood, our sweat, and our tears. And we’ve learned quite a few things along the way…
We know we sell the best seafood available today because we control every part of the process, every step of the way—from the second it leaves the icy Alaskan waters to the moment you prepare it.
Health & Environmental Benefits
Fish is truly among the purest, healthiest proteins on the planet.
Seafood is naturally loaded with healthy Omega-3s, which are great for heart health, mental health, and brain function (source: ASMI). In fact, the American Heart Association recommends eating seafood at least twice a week to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Seafood ranks as having one of the lowest total impacts to the environment. Whether fished locally, or sourced globally, our objective is the same: to ensure our customers receive the safest, highest-quality, and healthiest seafood from the source to the plate.