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Stir it up magazine November December 2015

A Canny Solution >> The sustainability of tuna fish is a hot topic with an increasing number of diners requesting information about how it has been sourced. Country Range is committed to ensuring that the tuna we sell is supplied from well-managed fisheries and caught using methods which don’t affect the long-term sustainability of fish stocks. Our new Country Range Tuna Chunks in Brine are available in two pack sizes – 800g and 1.7kg – and contain sustainable Skipjack tuna. Skipjack tuna is the most common species of tuna for canning because it is fast growing and reproduces quickly. It is caught by the purse seine method of fishing. Salad Niçoise Martin Ward, trading director for the Country Range Group, says: “We are very keen to promote sustainable fishing practices and will only work with suppliers with a high standard of seafood traceability. “There are 23 stocks of commercial tuna species worldwide and each has a rating for sustainability – green, yellow and red rated. All of the tuna we buy is from green rated fisheries, which means the stocks are considered sustainable.” Serving suggestions: Tuna mayo baguette Salad Niçoise – with tuna, green beans, boiled eggs and olives Tuna quesadilla – combine tuna, mayo and salsa then spread the mixture on a tortilla, top with cheese then cover with another tortilla. Cook in a frying pan on either side until the cheese has melted. Tuna pasta bake – in a white sauce with tinned sweetcorn and topped with grated Cheddar Tuna and sweetcorn burgers – combine breadcrumbs, tinned tuna, tinned sweetcorn, cheese and chopped spring onions, season and bind with egg. Shape then pan-fry for five minutes each side. Tuna mayo stuffed jacket potatoes Tuna, olive and rocket pizza • Country Range Tuna Chunks in Brine 6 x 800g • Country Range Tuna Chunks in Brine 6 x 1.7kg ...the tuna we sell is supplied from well- managed fisheries... and can sometimes take up to 14 days before they reach the kitchen – so valuable nutrients are lost. From a caterer’s perspective, using frozen vegetables also saves preparation time and money as there is less wastage. It means vegetables can be used out of season too. In response to growing demand for frozen vegetables, Country Range has added three new additions to its frozen portfolio: • Cauliflower 2.5kg (already available in a 1kg pack) • Broccoli 2.5kg (already available in a 1kg pack) • Sliced Beans 1kg (already available in a 2.5kg pack) Freeze your assets >> It has been scientifically proven that frozen vegetables contain more beneficial nutrients than their fresh counterparts. They are generally frozen within hours of being harvested so they retain higher levels of vitamins and antioxidants until they are eaten. In contrast, fresh fruit and vegetables are harvested, transported, sorted and then transported again to their point of sale 06 NOV / DEC 2015


Stir it up magazine November December 2015
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