As summer fades and fall begins, it's time to change up your restaurant's menu. Once fall arrives, consumers are looking to celebrate Autumn with seasonal menu items.
But diners aren't only looking for pumpkin spice and squash, they want protein-packed, nutritious meals.
That's why we are seeing restaurants across the country add more seafood dishes to their menus, specifically 42.3 percent of our Top 100 Chefs have increased their inclusion of seafood on their menus since last July.
Not to mention, fall is the best season to get plump seafood that's low in cholesterol, but also high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega 3 fatty acids.
"Like most animals going into the colder seasons, seafood will fatten up in the fall. The good news is that seafood fat oils are where you’ll find important nutrients and omega 3 fatty acids. These are crucial in the human diet for all sorts of health benefits for brains, hearts, and eyesight," said Marco Suarez, High Liner Foods chef.
So how can you incorporate more seafood-focused dishes on your menu? Here are some recipe tips on how to diversify your fall menu with seafood options your diners are sure to love.
Swap Out that Chicken Dish With a Flavorful Fish
Why not swap a less exciting protein like chicken breast or pork with fish?
"Protein swapping seafood into your favorite fall recipes is easier than you might think. Try substituting a piece of tilapia in your favorite fall chicken breast dish or a roasted salmon filet in place of a cut of pork," said Suarez.Read More