Publix introduces fresh seafood cook-in-bag dinners
Via an e-mail campaign, Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Inc. introduced its new Publix Fresh Seafood Cook-in-Bag dinners. When visiting the Publix Seafood department, customers first choose from any of the retailer's fresh fish, including grouper, salmon, swordfish, mahi-mahi, tilapia and cod. Shrimp and scallops are also available to customers. Customers then choose a sauce: Caribbean Mango Sauce with orzo, spinach and bell peppers; Mediterranean Sauce with pearl couscous, Kalamata olives and feta cheese; Dijon Cream Sauce with quinoa blend, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes and bell peppers; or Sweet Chili Sauce with rice and Asian vegetable medley.
Publix employees then assemble the fish and the sauce in a special cooking bag. Customers simply need to bake the fish for 15 to 20 minutes in the bag at a temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. This French cooking method is called “en papillote” and helps to get the ingredients moist and extra flavorful, Publix said.