FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alison Long
Iconic Seafood Market Launches Family Recipe Cocktail Sauce
Just in time for summer, Motts Channel Seafood, a locally owned fresh fish seafood market serving Wrightsville Beach locals and visitors for nearly 30 years, has created and is launching a North Carolina made family recipe cocktail sauce.
After nearly a year of testing and refining, storeowners Alison and Gene Long will be unveiling and offering samples of Motts Channel Seafood Cocktail Sauce starting Friday, May 25.
“All of us here at Motts Channel Seafood have talked about making a cocktail sauce that truly lives up to the freshness of our seafood,” says Gene Long. “Although not every one sauce will appeal to everyone’s tastes, we think we’ve come pretty darn close. This batch stood out to us as the most versatile recipe, giving a nice balance of flavor and spice.”
The cocktail sauce is the first in what the Long’s hope will be several coastal-inspired condiment offering.
“As you can imagine, my family and I eat a lot of fresh seafood, and we are very particular about what we use to enhance the flavor profile of our products,” says Alison Long. “We are currently reviewing recipes for a tartar sauce, a spicier version of our cocktail sauce, a seafood marinade and a dry rub. Time will tell what other offerings we might just decide to add to the product line.”
For now, the new cocktail sauce will only be available at Motts Channel Seafood. However, several retail stores and restaurants have already expressed interest in carrying the sauce. More information on additional purchasing options will be available in the coming months and on the Motts Channel Seafood website.
“We are hoping that locals will find our sauce “shelf worthy” and that visitors to the area chose to purchase a bottle or two to take home to remember and savor their time here at Wrightsville Beach,” says Tom Franz, Store Manager for Motts Channel Seafood.
Motts Channel Seafood is open seven days a week. Along with the freshest fish and seafood on the coast, the retail store offers a seasonal vegetable market, bait and tackle supplies, a pantry full of spices, seasonings rubs, and sauces, as well as locally made key lime pies, southern grit mixes, and of course world-famous t-shirts, hats and visors.