Elena’s Seafood Stew Broth Wins Specialty Food Silver Award

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The gluten free Mediterranean Stew steaming broth recreates the flavors of authentic Italian seafood stews. Home cooks just steam seafood in the broth for a meal that is ready in about 5 minutes.

Elena's Mediterranean Seafood Stew

The broth is so simple to use. Just heat it to a simmer, add your favorite seafood, like whitefish, shrimp, mussels or scallops, and you’re usually ready to serve it up with some crusty bread or a scoop of couscous in about 5 minutes.

An innovative seafood stew steaming broth that helps home cooks make a gourmet cioppino-style meal in just five minutes has been named a Silver Finalist in the 2012 sofi™ Awards held annually by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT.)

Elena’s® Mediterranean Stew™ was selected as a Silver Finalist from among 1,935 entries in 30 award categories, said Elena Houlihan, president and founder of Elena’s, a producer of gourmet food products. The gluten free steaming broth recreates the flavors of authentic Italian seafood stews with a base of Roman tomatoes, imported extra virgin olive oil, chicken broth and fresh garden vegetables. The broth is perfumed with basil and a proprietary blend of herbs, Houlihan said.

“The broth is so simple to use. Just heat it to a simmer, add your favorite seafood, like whitefish, shrimp, mussels or scallops, and you’re usually ready to serve it up with some crusty bread or a scoop of couscous in about 5 minutes,” she said. “This Mediterranean Stew is our best seller because people love Italian seafood stews, and ours is so quick, easy and delicious.”

In addition to the Mediterranean Stew, Elena’s produces pastas, pasta sauces, dressings, and the trend-setting tomato-based Elena’s Bread Dipping Sauce™ and Pasta Piatto™ “meal in a bag” line. The company’s gourmet products have earned 14 awards from the NASFT. Silver Finalists will be honored and Gold winners will be announced at a ceremony June 18 at the NASFT’s Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C. Entries are evaluated for quality, taste, innovation, packaging, ingredients and pricing, according to the NASFT, which is a not-for-profit trade association whose purpose is to foster commerce and interest in the specialty food industry.

Elena’s Mediterranean Stew and other products are available nationally in department stores, fresh seafood markets, catalogs and online at http://www.Elenas.com.

About Elena’s:
Elena’s was founded in 1989 by Elena H. Houlihan to share the Italian cooking traditions of her mother and grandmother. Houlihan pioneered products like flavored olive oils and bread dipping sauces that have helped launch new product categories in the American market. The company also produces authentic pasta sauces, homemade pastas, the Pasta Piatto “meal in a bag” line, dressings, soups, bruschetta toppings and gifts. Its products are available at gourmet markets, department stores and catalogs, including HomeGoods. The company is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., and more information and products are available online at http://www.Elenas.com or by calling 1-800-723-5326.

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