About Louis Kemp

Who We Are

Louis Kemp is proud to be part of the Trident Seafoods family of brands. Since joining Trident in 2006, we can control every step in the making of our Louis Kemp surimi seafood products – from the harvesting of Wild Alaska Pollock by Trident’s own fishing boats, to processing at our state-of-the-art production facility in Motley, Minnesota, all the way to your plate. We continue to strengthen our tradition of excellence by using only the highest quality ingredients to create a full line of consistently superior products. We are also committed to innovation in product development, consumer packaging, and seafood safety. If you have any questions about Louis Kemp products, please visit our Contact Us page on how to get in touch with our team.

About Surimi Seafood

Surimi is known as imitation crab, but there’s nothing fake about it.

The word “surimi” is a Japanese term that translates to mean “ground meat” and is a form of Kamaboko, a highly regarded Japanese food created in the 12th century. Surimi, or imitation crab, generally refers to the product that results after seafood (typically Wild Alaska Pollock) goes through a two-step process, the end result of which is an odorless seafood with a flavor, shape, and texture that can be manipulated into any number of forms and flavors.

The most common form of surimi is what we see in popular dishes like California rolls, crab salad used in poke bowls, and various other seafood based dips. Although these products frequently refer to imitation crab as the main ingredient, there is nothing fake about it. Louis Kemp uses whole meat Wild Alaska Pollock as the main ingredient of our final product to create the finished crab and lobster flavored seafood you will find at your local grocery stores.

Benefits of using Surimi

A good source of omega-3s that is low in cholesterol and calories, surimi seafood is also an excellent source of high-quality protein that is naturally low in fat. Check the nutrition facts panel on each package or the product pages on this site for exact nutritional data for each Louis Kemp item.

Surimi seafood is an easy and economical way to add the nutritional benefits of seafood to your diet. It is fully cooked, so it requires little or no preparation, and there are no bones or shells to remove, so there’s no waste. Surimi seafood delivers the delicious flavor of crab and lobster in a wide variety of hot and cold recipes, while saving both time and money. See our recipes page to get inspired!

For more information, be sure to check out our resource guides on surimi, imitation crab, and imitation lobster.