February 16, 2015

“Break Out of Your Shell” on Fish Fridays this Lenten Season with Matlaw’s

“Break Out of Your Shell” on Fish Fridays this Lenten Season with Matlaw’s
Discover New Options in Supermarkets Today From Stuffed Clams to Cod Fillets and More

GLOUCESTER, MA – February 18, 2015 – Finding delicious options for Fish Fridays during Lent doesn’t have to be hard with help from Matlaw’s seafood. From Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams, “America’s #1 frozen seafood appetizer,” to Cod Fillets, Popcorn Shrimp, and more, it is now easier than ever to discover new and delicious seafood that will please everyone this Lenten season.

From February 18th to April 2nd many people will observe Lent, abstaining from meat on Fridays and ‘casting about’ for other nutritious and satisfying options. Matlaw’s encourages consumers to ‘break out of their shells’ and try something different, Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams. From Bacon and Cheese, to Chorizo, Chili-Lime, and New England Style, they will please the pickiest palates. Each natural clamshell is loaded with a classic blend of golden breadcrumbs, succulent chopped clams, seasonings and more. Frozen fresh, Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams are easy to prepare, and also make a great celebration food for National Clams on the Half Shell Day, which falls during Lent on March 31st. Simply cook them in the oven, microwave, or on the grill and serve on the half shell in just under 30 minutes.

For those with adventurous tastes, Matlaw’s Cod Fillets come in a variety of tasty options including Pubstyle Battered, Panko Breaded, and Southwest Tortilla, giving Lenten observers plenty of creative meal choices. Cut from whole, wild-caught fillets, these Cod varieties offer a desirable golden crunch on the outside and moist flaky fish on the inside. Conveniently packaged frozen in a resealable bag, they are ready to heat and serve at a moment’s notice. Paired with winter roasted vegetables such as parsnips and sweet potatoes and Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams, a Fish Friday meal can be ready in a flash. Families may just find themselves eating more fish all year long, with so many great new choices that are so simple to make and tasty to eat.

Getting kids hooked on fish during Lent is easy with Matlaw’s Popcorn Shrimp, available in three varieties - Original, Coconut and Buffalo Shrimp. Each juicy shrimp is delicately battered and then cooked to a perfect, crispy crunch. Pairing the shrimp with a dipping sauce like honey mustard or ketchup, and peeled cucumber ribbons, makes a playful and delicious meal.

Casey Hart of the popular 7 Kids & Us blog says, “Matlaw's Stuffed Clams are so delicious, and a great way to have my family try more seafood at Lent. It couldn’t be easier to prepare them either - they go from freezer to oven or grill, saving a busy mom like me precious time.”

Matlaw’s 9-pack Stuffed Clams (SRP $5.99), Cod Fillets (SRP $6.99/12 oz. bag), Popcorn Shrimp (SRP $4.19/8 oz. box), and other Matlaw’s frozen seafood products can be found at grocery stores nationwide including Save-A-Lot, Albertsons, Meijer, Shaw’s, Giant Foods, Hannaford’s, Price Chopper, Publix, ShopRite, PriceRite, Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Winn Dixie, Raley’s, Jewel, Market Basket, Giant Eagle, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Wal-Mart and more. Matlaw’s is dedicated to consistent quality and value, and is committed to always providing consumers with new products that delight both the palate and their sense of adventure.