A flaky yet firm fish, full of delectable ocean flavor, renowned around the world and found right here at home in Canada… it’s gotta be salmon! One of the most popular food fishes in the world, salmon is beneficial for human health as it contains a high quantity of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. Prepared in numerous ways from cedar-smoked to rolled with king crab and cream cheese, or grilled plain with lemon juice, salt and pepper, this flavorful fish is welcome at dinner tables across the world.
Salmon are fish in the Salmonidaefamily, which are typically born in fresh water and migrate to salt water as they mature. They have the uncanny ability to return to the exact lake in which they were born, generation after generation, a homing sense primarily powered by smell memory! When they return from off the coast of BC to their inland spawning lakes, the salmon runs are so massive that some say you can walk across the river on a bridge made of salmon! These also present a prize opportunity for bears, wolves and other predators to catch as much salmon as they can- salmon fishermen have also enjoyed the plentiful bounty they catch from these yearly salmon runs.
Increasingly, however, the importance of keeping a large salmon population in the rivers is fueling the increase of aquacultured, or farmed salmon, in Canadian markets. While our BC salmon products come entirely from wild stocks, our Atlantic salmon selections are farmed. The intricacy of salmon farming is not lost on Gourmet Secrets, and we ensure to source our product from the highest-quality aquacultures following the highest safety and feed standards. As with all our seafood and fish products, our salmon selections adhere to the Safe Quality Food Level 2 guidelines which are some of the strictest in the country.
This marvelous fish is available in a myriad of prepared and raw fashions for you at Gourmet Secrets’ online store. Make salmon a part of your diet today with Gourmet Secrets’ help!
Here’s a quick and tasty salad for the summer! I made this little “salsa” as a topping for grilled chicken one night and pan seared salmon another. Top over a bed of rice or quinoa. It’s so good and such a great summer dish!
Mango Edamame Summer “Salsa”
– Cherry Tomatoes: sliced in half
– 1 Mango: chopped
– 1/2 Cup Edamamde
– 1/2 Cup Cilantro: chopped
– 1/4 Cup Red Onion: finely chopped
– 1/2 Cup Asparagus: chopped
– Apple Cider Vinegar
– Olive Oil
– Lime or Lemon
1. Mix all of the fruit and veggies together in a bowl. Toss with equal parts vinegar and olive oil until coated. Add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice. Add a dash of salt.
Firm, flavorful and delicious, mahi mahi practically embodies the term “ocean treasure”. Hailing from the seas around Hawaii, this fish is highly prized as a gourmet ingredient, whether grilled on the barbecue, battered and baked, or chopped up to make delicious fish tacos.
Its scientific name is Coryphaena hippurus: a beautiful-sounding name for a beautiful fish. Reaching a weight of 7 to 13 kilos on average, these oddly-shaped fish shine with amazing ocean colors, from blue at the dorsal fin to tropical green at the belly and a strip of gold on their side, earning them the Spanish name “dorado”, or golden. At first, mahi mahi was bycatch- that is, while fishing for tuna and swordfish, mahi mahi would be incidentally caught and then sold as an afterthought. Over the years, a commercial fishery for it has developed on the fish’s own merits- its firm flesh and incredible flavor make it an ocean delight that Gourmet Secrets is proud to offer to families across Canada!
Like all Gourmet Secrets fish and seafood products, our 5 oz Mahi Mahi Portions are Safe Quality Food Level 2 certified, which means they adhere to the highest food safety standards in Canada. Flash-frozen right on the boat to lock in the juices and flavor, when you grill these on the barbecue or toss them with Hawaiian-style dressing for delicious fish tacos, you’ll go wild with Gourmet Secrets’ Wild Mahi Mahi Portions!
Haddock: cousin of Atlantic cod and lesser-known treasure of Canada’s east coast. A white fish distributed throughout the North Atlantic, haddock, known by scientists as Melanogrammus aeglefinus, is popular throughout the world as a firm, mild food fish in the cod family of fishes. It usually lives in mid-depth, 40 to 133m, but can go as far down as 300m. Their mild taste is a reflection of their diet, which consists mainly of small invertebrates and very little other fish. The haddock fish is especially well-known for its visual traits: a dark line on either side of the body that stretches from head to tail and a dark mark just above its pectoral fin, often called “St Peter’s mark” because it is so distinctive.
Like all our wild fish, haddock loins are individually flash frozen to lock in that straight-out-of-the-ocean freshness until it is thawed and cooked for you and your family!
It is very similar in taste and texture to cod, and as such can be prepared in similar ways. The favorite, of course, is a thick beer batter coating, dropped in some hot oil, to make the perfect crispy, flaky haddock and chips. But whether you bake it with a creamy tomato sauce and cheese on top, chop it up with mayo, carrots and breadcrumbs for some savory fish cakes, or toss some in the frying pan topped with salt, pepper and Old Bay for a delectable fried haddock loin, you`ll love the amazing taste and texture of Gourmet Secrets haddock!