Nova Scotia Lobster

A nice red lobster on its plate with lettuce and lemon garnish: perfect for your next meal! Call us at 1-877-254-0222 to get yours today!

What is more regal than a fully-cooked lobster served with melted butter and a variety of accoutrements on the table? Not very much! Gourmet Secrets is proud to bring you live lobster right at your doorstep for free in the Gourmet Secrets Live Lobster Festival, ready for the pot and then the table! But how much do you know about lobster, besides its delectable flavor and tender texture?

Nova Scotia lobster belongs to the species Homarus americanus, which makes its home in the warm waters of the Atlantic, from the Labrador in Canada all the way to Cape Hatteras in North Carolina, though it is uncommon south of New Jersey. With members of the species measuring up to 64 cm and weighing in at over 20 kilograms at times, it is the heaviest and one of the longest crustaceans in the world. Because it is a crustacean, it was once considered food for the poor; today, lobster is the example of fine dining, and highly sought after for its great taste and texture.

Contrary to what would be expected, lobsters are not naturally red: their shell contains a mixture of pigments which gives them a green and brown color. When it is cooked, almost all the pigments get degraded by the heat, except for the one which makes the shell red, thus making the lobster a rich red color once it is ready to eat. However, in the wild, lobsters can come in a variety of fantastic colors such as bright blue, stark yellow, and even albino white!

The traditional way of cooking lobster is with a live boil: simply drop the lobster into a pot of boiling water head first and boil it until its shell becomes completely bright red. Then pluck it out of the water and serve it on a plate with lobster crackers, clarified butter and some mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables to enjoy on the side!

Gourmet Secrets wants to bring you your very own live lobster for your dinner feast, so come on: call right now at 1-877-254-0222 and get your Lobster Festival Pack today!

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Gourmet Secrets’ Live Lobster Festival!

Summer is here, and it calls for parties, barbecues, potlucks and clambakes! To celebrate the season, Gourmet Secrets is launching its first-ever Live Lobster Festival- a chance for you to get a variety of great food for your next gathering and throw in two one-and-a-half pound live Nova Scotia lobsters in your order!

A big red cooked lobster on a garnished plate, a welcome sight! Gourmet Secrets can make it happen!

With three specialty packs available, bring home some delectable food from Gourmet Secrets this summer and enjoy the freshest Nova Scotia lobster right at your doorstep! There are only 2000 lobsters available, so call now at 1-877-254-0222 and reserve yours today!

GSI Scampi Tails

The smallest member of the lobster family, already poached for you: just serve these delectable scampi tails and enjoy!

Gourmet Secrets has no shortage of delectable seafood selections for any occasion. From shrimp to scallops, from lobster to king crab, we’ve got enough ocean treasures to satisfy every taste. But what about scampi? These lesser-known seafood treats are some of the smallest members of the lobster family: while they are the size of shrimp, they have the flavor of lobster, and are Montréal’s favorite seafood!

Scampi tails come from the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus, the most important commercial crustacean in Europe. They are slim and orange-colored, measuring up to 20 cm in length usually: exceptional individuals reach about 25 cm! They live in semi-permanent burrows under the sand where they make their home during the day, coming out at night to catch food. These burrows mean that only parts of the sea floor are suitable for their habitation, with large areas of inhospitable terrain separating over 30 populations in the North-Eastern Atlantic. This also makes Norway lobster populations easier to manage and fish, since individual adults rarely travel more than a few hundred meters.

Once the scampi are fished, their tails are cut to create GSI Scampi Tails, and are immediately flash-frozen afterward, in order to lock in the flavor and juices and ensure their freshness. Their delicate texture and sweet flavor make them a unique delicacy for your guests and family. As with all our seafood, Gourmet Secrets Scampi Tails follow the strict Safe Quality Food Level 2 safety standards, which ensure you get the very best, healthiest and wholesome seafood from us.

Whether you broil them in the oven with your favorite herbs and spices or poach them lightly in a white wine stock, scampi are sure to delight at your next occasion. Try something new with GSI Scampi Tails today!

Gourmet Secrets Nordique Island Seafood Sauce

Creamy, chunky Nordique Island Seafood Sauce with shrimp, scallops and lobster pieces on top of pasta. So delicious you won't be able to get enough!

Creamy, hearty, delectable… the Nordique Island Seafood Sauce of Gourmet Secrets is a favorite of our seafood-loving customers. Toss it in the saucepan, heat it up to a gentle boil, toss in some linguine noodles- that’s the tried-and-true recipe for this sauce.

Prepared with wholesome ingredients, the Nordique Island Seafood Sauce contains crisp cold-water shrimp, tender scallops, meaty chunks of lobster meat and pollock, onions, carrots, celery, garlic and seasonings, all mixed together in a tomato and white whine sauce. Alone, these ingredients would be good, but together in the sauce, they create a gourmet seafood experience like no other. With no chemical preservatives added, every bite you take brings you nothing but ocean fresh, SQF Level 2 certified seafood!

One of the most versatile ingredients Gourmet Secrets offers, the Nordique Island Seafood Sauce can be enjoyed on toast or crackers, as a pasta sauce to make a delectable seafood pasta, mixed in mashed potatoes or rice, added in a pita sandwich with crisp lettuce and tomato, or even used to top off your New York Steak to make a steak Neptune! And if you’re feeling more for a hearty soup, no problem: add some milk to the pot while you heat the sauce, and you’ve got yourself a rich seafood chowder!

So many of our customers have tried and loved the Nordique Island Seafood Sauce: grab some for yourself today in your next order and discover the famous Gourmet Secrets taste!

Gourmet Secrets Black Tiger Prawns

From Louisiana Jumbo Cooked to Colossal Black Tigers, try some shrimp out with your order today!

From Louisiana Jumbo Cooked to Colossal Black Tigers, try some shrimp out with your order today!

Shrimp- who doesn’t love them? Crisp, tender and oh so flavorful, they serve as a great appetizer when served cocktail-style, stir-fried in a Vietnamese recipe, or grilled on the barbecue with some salt, pepper and Old Bay!

In Canada and the United States, the words “shrimp” and “prawn” are often used interchangeably, and even marine biologists are not in agreement on what constitutes a shrimp or a prawn. The two most common species of shrimp that are traded worldwide are the whiteleg shrimp and the black tiger prawn. The black tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon, can grow to be one of the largest of all, and are renowned around the world for their exceptional taste and texture. Gourmet Secrets Black Tiger Prawns are farmed in a natural environment with flowing water circulation, no inorganic feed additives or hormones used, and no overcrowding: this results in a firmer, tastier shrimp that can grow to its full potential!

Louisiana Jumbo Cooked Shrimp are instantly recognizable with their bright red and white coloration. This indicates that they’ve already been cooked, so there’s no need for further preparation: just thaw and serve on ice with your favorite cocktail sauce and you’re ready to go! They can also be lightly sautéed in a skillet with butter and garlic and served atop rice and steamed veggies for a delicious seafood meal. They are affectionately called P&D, or peeled and de-veined: their shells have been removed and they are already prepared for you to eat!

Up next are our Jumbo Black Tiger Prawns. These are larger in size than our cooked shrimp, and their black-striped appearance indicates that they are raw: be sure to cook these before you serve them! Stir-fried with a teriyaki sauce and Asian veggies on top of Shanghai noodles, or battered and fried for a tasty popcorn shrimp appetizer, they make for a great treat for your friends and family!

Last, but certainly not least, we have our Colossal Black Tiger Prawns. These are 6/8 count, meaning that you only need 6 to 8 of them to equal one pound- that’s big enough to make your steak look like a side dish! These massive, flavorful shrimp are best prepared on the barbecue: baste them with garlic butter, top off with Old Bay and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until they are nice and red, ready to sink your teeth into! Some of our customers even split them along the back butterfly-style and stuff them with seasoned bread crumbs and cream cheese before tossing them on the grill, for a tasty twist on the traditional recipe!

What are you waiting for then? Try some of our delicious black tiger shrimp in your order today!