Aldi Specially Selected Scottish Cooked Veuve Monsigny Mussels.

A Champagne moment for Scottish mussels

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A Champagne-sauce mussel dish made by the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group for food retailer Aldi has been selected as a finalist in the Seafood Excellence Global Awards which will be presented at the world’s largest seafood trade event, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, in Barcelona next month.

The Aldi Specially Selected Scottish Cooked Veuve Monsigny Mussels product is one of 32 finalists in the retail category.

Other finalists include Salmon Candy from Norwegian salmon farmer Lerøy Seafood Group, and Smoked Salmon Candy Bites from Chilean salmon farmer Multi X, which launched the product under its Latitude 45 brand at Seafood Expo North America earlier this month.

"We're proud of how much consumers enjoy our products, and celebrate the love American shoppers have shown our Latitude 45 brand, welcoming it into their weekly meal rotations making it a No. 1 household favorite salmon brand," said Fernando Pérez, chief sales and marketing officer of Multi X, at the launch. "We listen to the needs of our shoppers and are confident they will love our two new smoked salmon products - Latitude 45 Smoked Salmon Candy Bites and Smoked Chipotle Salmon - finding fresh and exciting ways to enjoy them at home with family and friends."

Three flavoured salmon portion products – Chinese 5-Spice, Spanish Sweet Citrus, and Indian Creamy Korma – from Danish company Vega Salmon are also finalists.

Other salmonid products in the final are LOHI ASC Alder Smoked Rainbow Trout Fillet from Finnforel Oy, Wellington Salmon from China’s Dalian Rich Enterprise Group Co., Ltd, Texas BBQ Flamed Salmon from Finland’s Hätälä Oy, Puff Pastry and Atlantic Salmon Rolls with Spinach from Lithuania’s ICECO Fish, and Salmon Bites with Seaweed Tempura, and Hot Smoked Salmon Roll with Dried Tomatoes, both from Lithuania’s Vičiūnai Group.