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Seafood on Top

Elevate your pasta dishes with the addition of Portico brand seafood.

Pasta dishes with seafood on top.

A simple bowl of pasta with tomato or cream sauce is homey and rustic. Top the same bowl with perfectly grilled shrimp or add a mix of fresh fish and shellfish, and you instantly elevate it to something special. For a range of seafood pasta options, mix and match Sysco’s Pasta LaBella brand pastas and sauces with Portico quality seafood and watch your customers dive in.

From Classic to Upscale

Start with classic combinations like linguine with clams or grilled salmon with creamy fettuccine. Or go deeper with a sophisticated dish of lobster ravioli and Champagne-saffron sauce. These days, many diners are interested in eating wholesome ingredients. They want to have confidence in the quality, freshness and sustainability of their food. When you use Portico Simply all-natural seafood—including favorites like shrimp, halibut, tilapia and Pacific cod—in your pasta applications, you can rest easy knowing that this product contains no hormones, antibiotics or GMOs.

Seeking Out Something Special

Diners perceive seafood as something a little special and rare, and they are willing to pay more for it. “Seafood is one of the few things home cooks still feel insecure about cooking for themselves, so they will seek it out on restaurant menus,” says Neil Doherty, Sysco’s Senior Director of Culinary Development. This is especially true during Lent (from Feb. 26 to April 9 in 2020), when many of the world’s Catholics refrain from eating meat on Fridays.

Ask your Sales Consultant about the assortment of Portico seafood available in your market region, or request a consultation with one of Sysco’s seafood specialists to learn more.