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Plymouth 400 Bass and Blue Tournament Introducing the Seafood Smackdown: Best Fish Taco Contest

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PLYMOUTH, MA— The fourth annual Plymouth 400 Bass and Blue Fishing Tournament is introducing the inaugural “Seafood Smackdown: Best Fish Taco” contest, a live cooking competition hosted by award-winning chef Ray Alongi at Pilgrim Memorial State Park on Saturday July 11, 2015. Local amateur chefs will create their best fish taco dishes in front of a live audience, and special guest judges will determine who will win the Seafood Smackdown grand prize package.
The Seafood Smackdown is open to amateur chefs over the age of 18. To enter, contestants must submit their best fish taco recipe via email to with the subject line “Seafood Smackdown 2015 Entry”. Recipes may contain no more than ten ingredients, not including spices, and only White Fish may be used. All entries must include a creative representation of the recipe being entered, which can be in the form of a video, photo, drawing, song, etc.; Plymouth 400 encourages contestants to think outside of the box, as select creative representations will be shared on the Plymouth 400 website and social media pages. Entries must be submitted by Friday June 26, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. For a full list of contest rules, please visit our contest page online.
All Seafood Smackdown entries will be judged by Chef Ray Alongi, who has been featured on television programs such as Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. Chef Alongi will choose the two recipes he feels are the most pleasing to taste and best represent Plymouth.  The two finalists will then compete live on July 11, 2015 at the Seafood Smackdown at Pilgrim Memorial State Park at 10am. The community is invited to watch the two contestants recreate their recipes in Foodzilla on Wheels, a 34’ full-service kitchen on wheels created and operated by Erik Christensen of Loretta LaRoche Productions and Chris Casciano, while enjoying music from Project Arts’ Plymouth Harbor Roots & Folk Festival. The winner will be chosen at 11am by a panel celebrity judges.
For all contest dates and rules, please visit our website.
About Plymouth 400, Inc.
Plymouth 400, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization in Plymouth, Massachusetts formed to lead the planning and execution of programs and events commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the founding of Plymouth Colony in 2020. The Plymouth 400 Anniversary will highlight the cultural contributions and American traditions that began with the interaction of the Wampanoag and English peoples, a story that significantly shaped the building of America.

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