Young's Bluecrest aims to make Christmas a seafood season with the launch of 10 chilled dishes designed for buffets and dinner parties.
The new arrivals, which follow the company's acquisition of an additional chilled seafood operation in Gosforth on Tyneside, target consumers who want to impress with the minimum of effort.
Top of the range is a ready-to-roast smoked and peppered salmon side stuffed with herb butter (rsp: £9.99) which roasts in its own tray in 25 minutes.
Other main courses are Honey Glaze Salmon Fillets (£2.99, 279g), and Salmon Goujons (£1.99, 200g).
Finger food options include a Breaded Seafood Selection of spicy prawns, crumbed salmon goujons and scampi with a citrus and dill mayonnaise dip, as well as Smoked Salmon Appetisers, Smoked Salmon Mousse and Hot and Spicy Crispy Prawns. Prices range from £1.99 to £4.99.
Breaded Langoustines (£3.99, 200g), Mini Salmon en Croutes and Seafood Vol au Vents (both £2.99 for 12) are also aimed at buffets.