February 24, 2017
Candied Salmon Ice Cream by Coppa, a retailer in Juneau, took home the grand prize in the 24th annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition. The ice cream, dotted with bits of candied smoked salmon took a first in the food service division as well as the People’s Choice award.
All winners in four categories were announced at a Legislative soiree and awards ceremony Wednesday night in Juneau.
Seafood Cakes with Dungeness crab from Odyssey Seafood took second place in food service, and Orca Bay’s Mexican seafood soup (Albondigas) won third place.
In the retail category, Dear North’s Alaska Salmon Bites made by Authentic Alaska LLC won top honors. Dear North is a partnership with the Huna Totem Corporation.
Second place went to Orca Bay’s Jjamppong, a Korean seafood noodle soup and Bambinos Baby Food’s Sockeye Salmon Bites took home third place honors.
In the Beyond the Plate Category, which features items made from byproducts, Tidal Vision’s Crystal Clarity, a crab shell-based pool and spa clarifier. won top honors.
Julie Decker is director of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, host of the Symphony.
“It’s a great event for the industry but it’s also shows how much work and effort is going into developing new products which is good for everyone because it creates more value for the resource . and in the case of beyond the plate it is actually using more of the resources.”
Alaska Naturals Salmon Pet Oil from Trident Seafoods won second place in Beyond the Plate, and the Salmon Sisters’ Salmon Leather Clutch took home third.
The winner in the Beyond the Egg category was Bruce Gore Coho Salmon Bottarga from Triad Fisheries. Second place went to Trident’s Sake Flavored Pollock Roe.
In all, 18 new Alaska seafood products were entered in the popular event. The grand prize and first place winners, along with the Seattle People’s Choice winner, SeaFare Pacific Salmon Chowder from Oregon Seafoods, win a trip to Seafood Expo North America in Boston in mid-March.