Wednesday, March 20, 2013

2nd Annual "Shrimp & Pasta Party!"

What better combination is there than shrimp and pasta? Overwhelmingly chosen as a favorite among shrimp lovers, this dynamic duo can be twirled up with accompaniments ranging from asparagus and artichokes to bok choy and broccoli. By tossing together shrimp – the protein that packs a punch – with any manner of pasta from A to Z, you can serve up a variety of cuisine that’s sure to please everyone at the table. Whether your family craves spicy Szechuan or the creature comforts of Old-World Italian, shrimp and pasta are sure to delight!

The Shrimp Council once again is celebrating this perfect pairing with its second annual “Shrimp & Pasta Party!” which debuted (Feb. 13) on the Eat Shrimp Facebook page and runs through Easter Sunday, March 31. Five winners will be announced April 5, 2013.  Hosted in partnership with OLD BAY Seasoning and McCormick & Company, the promotion this year invites fans to whip up their favorite shrimp-and-pasta recipes for a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards to the grocery store of the winner’s choice, plus some nifty OLD BAY swag, including the famous blend of 18 spices that truly makes shrimp shine!

The promotion features an interactive recipe contest, a place for people to share their favorite things about shrimp, and more. Fans are encouraged to come up with creative pasta-and-shrimp meal options for a chance to win one of five “Party Season” prize packages. Each package includes a $100 gift card – redeemable at the winner’s grocery store of choice – and branded items from OLD BAY, including a T-shirt, a hat and the world-famous and deliciously unique blend of 18 herbs and spices known as OLD BAY® Seasoning.

Consumers are invited to join the party by “liking” Eat Shrimp on Facebook and checking out the Shrimp & Pasta Party! app.

The interactive recipe contest invites fans to create their own shrimp-and-pasta recipes using preselected ingredients from six categories: pasta, protein, sauce, veggies, cheese, and, of course, herbs and seasonings. Each selected ingredient will automatically populate on a plate, ultimately displaying a final “dish” that the contestant submits for judging.

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Masshole Mommy said...

I'll have to get over there and enter!

cheryl c said...

The interactive recipe sounds fun! I need to go check it out.

Theresa said...

I love pasta! And shrimp is about the only seafood I will eat. I am going to go have to check out this interactive recipe!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I've never been a shrimp person but my mom sure is. Thanks for the heads up.