Seafood Company Launches Plant-Based Shrimp and Crab Cakes
The Van Cleve Seafood Company’s new Wild.Skinny.Clean line offers something unexpected: plant-based shrimp and crab cakes! Available now on the brand’s website and set to debut in retail outlets in early 2020, the exciting new products mark the company’s first venture into the plant-based market.
Wild.Skinny.Clean’s crab-less cakes are made with artichokes, hearts of palm, quinoa, flour, malt, cabbage, green onion, kelp, textured wheat protein, and seasonings (the recipe initially contained honey but was swiftly updated to be vegan-friendly). The website says the cakes are “full of superfoods” and taste “so much like the real thing you may not even miss the crabmeat.”
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The new plant-based shrimp also boasts impressive taste and texture. Made with konjac powder, vegetable gum and root starch, paprika, brown sugar, sea salt, and seasonings, the product is non-GMO and gluten-free.
Shelly Van Cleve, the company’s co-owner and vice president of product development, stated:
We see the [plant-based] trend turning into more of a movement and wanted to create something to satisfy everybody. Since we know seafood so well, who better than us to create the plant-based alternatives that taste just like the real thing?
Vegan seafood seems to be the next big frontier. Just recently, food industry giant Tyson Foods announced it was investing in New Wave Foods, a plant-based startup that makes shrimp from seaweed and soy protein.
After trying the product, Tyson Ventures CFO Tom Mastrobuoni said:
I tasted it for the first time in a cafe in Palo Alto, and I had no idea I was eating plant-based shrimp.
With more and more companies creating and investing in fantastic plant-based products, it’s never been a better time to choose more vegan foods. For delicious meal ideas and recipes, order a FREE Vegetarian Starter Guide today.