Sustainable Fishing: How to Choose the Right Fish
Most food guides and dietitians around the world recommend that we consume 2 servings of fish per week, especially fatty fish varieties because of their omega-3 content. But at the same time, we know that the vast majority of commercial marine species are being overexploited. So how can we take action when we are at […]
TOP 10: Easy and Delicious Shrimp Recipes
Shrimp and prawns refer to about 2,000 different species of small aquatic animals with a flexible body and long antennae, 10 legs and a fan-shaped tail. While in biological terms, shrimp and prawns belong to different types of crustaceans, they are both very similar in appearance and they can both be used in these recipes. […]
How to Make Sure You’re Promoting Sustainable Fishing?
Sustainable fishing is performed by a fishery that ensures that fish have the time to reproduce and does not harm the environment and other species. Without careful attention, the resources on our planet are becoming limited. But how can you make sure you are buying sustainable fish when making your purchases?
Know Everything About Lobster
Lobster includes 2 commercial species: American, which lives in the waters of the northwestern Atlantic (between Newfoundland and North Carolina), and European, which lives in the waters of the eastern Atlantic (from Norway to Morocco), but also in the North Sea and parts of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
Common Allergies: Nuts, Fish and Seafood, Sesame
In the last two articles, we covered Peanuts, Wheat, Milk, Mustard, Eggs, and Soy. This week, we’ll look at nuts, fish and seafood, and sesame.
Snow crab season is back
Gourmets have been waiting for snow crab season with as much impatience as spring. That’s right, the snow crab season is back. And it can be enjoyed until June. So check out our Flyer Specials table to see where you can buy some. This shellfish, which is harvested in deep waters near the coastlines of the […]
Taming the Octopus
Octopuses are molluscs with eight tentacles bearing suction cups, and they live in shallow waters in temperate zones around the world. A mysterious and strange looking animal, the octopus has always fascinated man, who gave it a superhuman size and powers.
A Gourmet Pigment Named “Squid Ink”
“Sepia” or “squid ink” is an opaque liquid secreted by molluscs such as cuttlefish and squid as an act of self-defence. Used as a pigment for wash drawing since ancient times, this product is also employed in cooking to colour foods like Italian squid ink pasta and Japanese “udon” and “soba” noodles.
Celebrate Father’s Day with a lobster roll
When you’re looking for a ‘summer sandwich to eat on the terrace’, what can be more tempting than a ‘simple’ lobster roll? This sandwich, which is rich (it doesn’t come cheap) and unpretentious, is a perfect component to a Father’s Day meal; what’s more, you can also get some great bargains at your local grocery […]
Blue as … a lobster
Yep, blue lobsters do exist for real and they are not genetically modified ;), but the odds of catching one in North America are 1 in 2 million. Last Friday one such specimen was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia then thrown back into the water because it was too small to keep. The […]
The importance of court-bouillon
Poaching fish in a court-bouillon is ideal for enhancing its delicate flavor. This is a vegetable broth, flavored with fresh herbs and vinegar or wine, which must be made in advance and then cooled. Court (French word for “short”) means that it is neither long in its preparation time nor too rich in taste. Fish […]
A traceable lobster for your mom
The season for lobsters, earlier considered to be a “poor man’s food”, is now in full swing. As the fishing season in Quebec lasts from end-April till July, we can make the most of it for our parties, right from Mother’s Day up until Canada Day.