THE summer barbecue season is only just around the corner, but for many retailers and food processors their focus will already be on planning for the 2018 BBQ ranges.
Sirane’s oven/BBQ bag is a very versatile product and comes with a range of options which make it the perfect cooking bag solution for seafood companies looking to sell into the barbecue sector.
The oven/BBQ bag – which forms part of Sirane’s recently-launched Bags of Ideas campaign - is simple to use, simple to open, cooks food to perfection – and can be used in almost any cooking environment, from ovens to barbecues, griddles to hot plates.
Simon Balderson, Sirane managing director, said: “Our Sira-Cook Supreme cooking bag has so many potential uses with seafood and fish – and offers numerous advantages to users, not least the fact that the consumer can cook in the oven instead if the weather doesn’t hold out.
“It is a foil bag capable of withstanding significant direct heat, allowing for its use on a barbecue as well as in an oven. The seafood will be tender, retain all the juices and flavours as well as the goodness, and could be sold over the counter in the pack.
“For the customer there would be no mess, no smell, and no need to handle the food. The bag can be heat-sealed or folded over, and add genuine value to retail food sales. We’ve also developed a self-seal version of the bag perfect for over-the-counter sales.”
The bag is available in a number of sizes and in a standard and non-stick version. It comes with a clear top panel – so users can see what’s being cooked – and can be heat-sealed.
It is perfect for seafood – and indeed anything that can be cooked in an oven or on a barbecue can be cooked in this bag – and it means people will no longer have to cook separately for meat-eaters and vegetarians, as the bags can sit side by side. The bag has a non-stick option specifically designed for people looking to cook fish.
We’ve also got our new flavoured cooking bag options. The new addition uses a blend of kilned beech mixed with frozen herbs and spices, which are placed in a sachet and slipped below the bag’s siliconized non-stick layer, allowing the flavours to transfer during cooking.
Jeremy Haydn-Davies, sales director for food packaging, said: “The range of sizes offered mean we can offer Sira-Cook Supreme as a solution for numerous products. Our oven/BBQ cooking bag has so much potential in so many areas of the retail supply chain. But using the bag as a ‘’bag of flavour’ could really help retailers offer a truly stand-out product.”
We’ve six flavour combinations as standard: onion, mustard & spices; rosemary, juniper & spices; garlic, ginger & spices; mustard, sweet basil & spices; bay leaf, onion and spices, and juniper, pine cone and spices. However, other flavour combinations can be developed. Some of these flavours were purposely designed to complement seafood and shellfish.
“We’ve some interesting flavours on offer, with the potential to create bespoke flavours for individual customers, so this product has lots of potential within the seafood sector – it is very exciting for us.”
“Whether you’re looking to cook a small fillet of fish or a whole salmon, Sira-Cook Supreme is the answer – and we’ve managed to make our prices incredibly competitive,” added Jeremy Haydn-Davies, “and other options such as our new fold, packed and sealed (FPS) allow individual packs to be supplied for use as part of DIY meal kits.”
Sira-Cook Supreme are also part of the Thinking-Cooking portfolio – Sirane’s retail kitchen and cooking range – allowing the bags to be stocked as a stand-alone product.
Sirane is the European market leader in innovative food packaging development-to-manufacture, and are experts in areas including oven and microwave-ready packaging, absorbency, shelf-life extension, crisping products in a microwave, and more.
As well as BBQ/oven bags, Sirane manufactures a wide range of other cooking bags including steam-cooking bags for oven/microwave (including a new stand-up version), nylon roasting bags and sous-vide bags and even multi-compartment bags.
Bags of Ideas brings everything together under one banner, in one simple to use guide to the possibilities, and helps guide the customer through the process of choosing what works for them – after all, every customer’s exact requirements are different.
To read our Bags of Ideas catalogue, click here