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6 Ready-Made Items to Try from Heinen’s Seafood Department

Heinen's Ready-Made Seafood Items

The following story was written by Heinen’s partner Elaine T. Cicora.

You don’t have to live by the sea to enjoy the pleasures of fresh seafood – at least, not if you shop at Heinen’s. Heinen’s Seafood Department’s top priority is freshness, which is why the department has fresh-from-the-water seafood delivered direct, several days a week. As a result, Heinen’s can authentically lay claim to the freshest, most robust selection of fish and seafood available: responsibly sourced, simple to shop for and convenient to prepare.

While purchasing and preparing seafood can be an intimidating experience, Heinen’s associates go above and beyond to provide the information you need to incorporate fish and seafood into your weekly meal rotation. Heinen’s fishmongers are eager to share their passion with you, whether that means explaining the exact origin of your selection, suggesting the best ways to prepare it or filling special orders.

If that’s not encouragement enough, Heinen’s Seafood Department also offers a multitude of convenient, easy-to-prepare options, ranging from frozen poke kits, crab cakes and single-serve seafood entrees to ready-to-cook fish filets and salmon burgers in a variety of tempting styles.

Read on to find your new favorites!

Annasea Poke Meal Kits
Thaw, mix and enjoy: What could be more convenient than that? Featuring plentiful, neatly cut cubes of wild-caught, sustainably sourced ahi (yellowfin) tuna plus proprietary seasonings and/or sauces, each Annasea Poke Meal Kit provides two ample servings of refreshing, umami-rich poke goodness. Choose from Shoyu Ahi Tuna, California Roll Ahi Tuna, or Wasabi Ahi Tuna for a quick, delicious lunch or dinner with no cooking required. Have a little more time available? Make the poke your own with add-ons like avocado, sliced cucumber, mango or a pouf of microgreens.

Heinen’s Wild Salmon Burgers
A wholesome meal doesn’t get much quicker than this. Pop one of Heinen’s fresh, sturdy salmon burgers on the grill or in a fry pan for three to four minutes per side, then slide it onto a tender Heinen’s brioche bun. Top it with your favorite leafy greens and a dab of Heinen’s original-recipe Lemon and Dill Sauce (made fresh by a trusted Heinen’s vendor) to create a toothsome treat in less time than it takes to read a recipe. You’ll find several varieties of salmon burgers available in Heinen’s Seafood Department, including the popular spinach-feta-and-sundried-tomato combo, and the best-selling Salmon Burger with Shrimp, sporting generous bits of fresh, sweet shellfish.

Heinen's Salmon Burgers

Heinen’s Frozen Seafood
Stock your freezer with convenient 1-pound bags of Heinen’s frozen seafood, and you’ll always have a quick, wholesome meal within easy reach. Whether it is wild-caught cod, sockeye salmon, orange roughy, ahi tuna or scallops (bay or sea); or breaded, tail-on shrimp or coconut shrimp, all Heinen’s frozen seafood products are responsibly sourced and chemical free, with no artificial flavors or synthetic colors. Perennial kid-pleasers like crisp-breaded coconut shrimp, for instance, go from freezer-to-plate in about 20 minutes; dip them in Heinen’s original recipe Cocktail Sauce (made fresh by a trusted Heinen’s vendor) for a fun, family-friendly meal.

Heinen’s Seafood Cakes
Whether you serve them as an impressive starter or an easy, elegant entrée, Heinen’s crab cakes and lobster cakes are showstoppers, bursting with restaurant-quality freshness and flavor. Free of preservatives, artificial flavors and synthetic colors, these amply sized cakes are all about the shellfish: plenty of moist, satisfying lobster or crab and very little in the way of breadcrumbs or other fillers. Best of all, preparation is a snap. Simply thaw them in the fridge, bake them in the oven or pan fry them for a few minutes on each side, and they’re ready to eat. Served with a squeeze of fresh lemon and a dollop of Heinen’s Lemon Dill Sauce, these beauties rival anything you’d find at a fancy seafood restaurant.

Heinen's Seafood Cakes

Heinen’s Frozen Seafood Entrees
Craving a sophisticated meal within a fast-food time frame? Heinen’s frozen seafood entrees are just what you seek. These single-serving mains feature responsibly sourced, preservative-free seafood enhanced with a flavorful butter sauce on top, just right for a grown-up palate. Varieties include Atlantic Salmon with Lemon & Pesto Butter; Cod with Lemon & Herb Butter; Bay Scallops with Lemon & Pesto Butter; and Shrimp with Garlic & Herb Butter. Simply remove from the package, pop in the oven and viola: Dinner is served!

Heinen’s Ready-to-Cook Fish Filets
Direct from Heinen’s kitchen to your dinner plate, these homemade, ready-to-cook mains are flavorful, fresh, and just a wee bit fancy. Whether you choose a top-seller like Citrus-Crusted Cod with Jarlsberg Stuffing, Tilapia Dijon or Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon, you can be sure of a satisfying, wholesome dish featuring some of the freshest, sustainably sourced and carefully prepped seafood around.

Heinen's Tilapia Dijon

Alaine Cicora
By Elaine Cicora
Elaine T. Cicora is a well-seasoned food writer, restaurant critic and editor whose byline has appeared in publications including Scene, Edible Cleveland, Cleveland Magazine and The New York Times. Her work has been recognized with awards from the James Beard Foundation, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Cleveland Press Club, the Association of Food Journalists and Les Dames d'Escoffier International, who honored her with the MFK Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing. When not growing, cooking, eating or writing about food, Elaine can often be found on her bicycle, trying to pedal away the consequences. Head Shot Credit: Beth Segal Photography

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