What is Surimi? Surimi (a Japanese word ) is an edible paste made from processed fish or other meat. It is used to imitate the texture/color of the meat of lobster, crab etc. The production process includes – Descaling of Fish wherein the fish meat, skin, bones and scales are separated.
Raw Material Manual
The Company is producing and exporting Surimi from Three Different factories from Ratnagiri – Maharashtra, Chorwad- Gujarat, Brahmwar – Karnataka The Fish catch from Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra are processed in Ratnagiri Maharashtra factory. The Fish catch from Kerala, Karnataka in Brahmwar – Karnataka factory. The Fish catch from Veraval, Porbandar in Chorwad- Gujarat factory.In order to produce safe and wholesome product the fish is handled in the hygienic ways and atmosphere. The fish is stored in clean plastic tubs with sufficient quantity of flake ice. The raw material is always maintained in proper temperature range throughout the processing period.
Surimi (Fish Paste) Process
Surimi (is a Japanese word ) means fish paste . The production process includes – Descaling of Fish wherein the fish meat, skin, bones and scales are separated. Then fish meat is washed thoroughly and the water content is removed in decanter process. The processed Fish Meat (Surimi) is then packed in 10kg block in polythelene bags and then kept in Galvanized trays. These trays then put in plate freezer for freezing the product under -40 degree centigrade. After completion of freezing process the product is removed from the trays and packed in master carton containing 2 blocks of 10kg i.e. 20 kg per carton. Then it is kept in cold storage under -18 degree centigrade and then exported as per orders.
Surimi Value Added Products
Surimi (fish paste) is main raw material to produce Value Added Products. In Surimi the other products like wheat starch, flavours of shrimps (prawns), lobsters, crabs, vegetable oil, food grade colour etc. are added. After completion of proper mixing process the product is passed through pasteurizing process then it is vacuum packed and passed through chilling process and then sent to Spiral freezer for freezing the same under -35 degree centigrade. After completion of freezing process the product is removed from the conveyor of Spiral freezer and packed in master carton as per orders. Then it is kept in cold storage under -18 degree centigrade and then exported as per orders. Some items of the product are available for ready to eat and others breaded items are known as fried items.
Gadre Marine has roped in Vikas Khanna-an award winning Indian chef as their brand ambassador. With this association the brand aims to change the perception about frozen seafood in India and create more awareness about its specialities. Gadre challenges the very roots of Indian culture where fish is always served fresh; their authentic frozen seafood touches the very essence of modern Indians looking for a simpler, healthier and tastier alternative.
Founded in 1978 by Mr. Deepak Gadre, Gadre Marine Export was originally a processing and packaging unit of frozen marine products such as shrimps, squids, cuttlefish and other fin-fish. In 1994 however an unprecedented and bold step was taken, India’s first and only Surimi manufacturing plant was set up in Ratnagiri. Gadre Marine since then became the third largest Surimi** manufacturer in the world.
In 2004 the company under the leadership of its Managing Director, Mr Arjun Gadre set up a Surimi** value added products plant with a wide product line encompassing surimi value added products, marinated ready to cook fish and cut n cleaned raw fish. Gadre challenges the very roots of Indian culture where fish is always served fresh; their authentic frozen seafood touches the very essence of modern Indians looking for a simpler, healthier and tastier alternative.
Some of the products retailed and produced by the brand are:
Masala Prawns– Authentic Konkani Masala combines with our Prawns to create an exceptional flavour. The Freshness crunchiness and the blend of flavourful spices are set to make the eating experience of your customers truly scrumptious.
Masala Mackerel – We have delicately flavoured our fish with authentic Konkani masala’s to bring out its richness in every bite, while simultaneously maintaining the nutrition value. This preparation will truly tantalize your palate.
Lobster Bytes – Pamper palates with the memorable taste of these Lobster Bites. They are prepared with authentic lobster flavor and coated with bread crumbs to create a mouth-watering experience in every bite!
Amritsari crab claw – Blend of Amritsari Masala with our Crab Claw ingredients to create the most exclusive taste; one which is crispy , fresh and spicy. This appetizer is conveniently cooked, is low on cholesterol & high on satisfaction.
Gadre Marine Pvt Ltd already exports Surimi and other Fish products in large quantities to Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea and Australia. The company presently running 3 plants one in Ratnagiri, another in Chorwad Gujarat and Brahmwar- Karnataka. After successfully exporting abroad, Gadre has now decided to focus on the Indian Market despite the challenges it faces.