GSI Deluxe Bacon

Thick strips of bacon on a plate... what's better than that divine smell in the morning?

Breakfast: the most important meal of the day. In our busy lives, we rarely have time for a decent breakfast anymore, but once you wake up to the wonderful smell of Gourmet Secrets’ deluxe bacon throughout the house, you’ll never want to skip it again! Our bacon from 100% free range pork is deluxe trim, double maple and big on taste, always a treat to have around whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Bacon is usually made from pork belly cured in brine or dry salt for many hours, then smoked and sliced into thick strips that produce the streaky bacon we know and love. Bacon is often enjoyed beside eggs, potatoes and toast and is very popular as a sandwich meat, being a key ingredient in the preparation of a BLT. If you prefer something greener and healthier, cook up your bacon until crispy, chop it up into small chunks or bits, and use it as a garnish for your salad! Often very popular in dressings and sauces when rendered into tiny bits, you can make your own bacon ranch dressing by simply combining mayonnaise, white vinegar, parsley and bacon bits! Bacon also features as a garnish for many of our products, whether it is wrapped around our filet mignon, chicken breasts or scallops, or stuffed into our premade baked potatoes. Why not try Gourmet Secrets’ deluxe bacon in your own dishes?

If you love bacon, don’t settle for anything less than the best. Get some of Gourmet Secrets’ Deluxe Bacon Strips today at http://www.gourmetsecrets.ca!

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Celiac Friendly GSI Reserve Homestyle Angus Steak Patties

A juicy GSI Angus steak patty grilling on the barbecue... there's nothing quite like it! Order yours today!What says “summer” more than a freshly-grilled burger patty with all kinds of crisp vegetables and sauces between two burger buns? Not much- and Gourmet Secrets’ celiac-friendly Angus steak patties will be sure to bring that backyard barbecue experience to new heights!

One of our most popular products, the Angus steak patties are made of 100% Angus beef chuck steak, ground and formed into a patty with a few seasonings like beef stock and ground black pepper to bring out that great burger flavor! These are also some of the largest patties you’ll ever have tossed on the grill, weighing in at 6 ounces. But one of the most subtle differences lies in something that is often overlooked in other burger recipes: this product is part of our celiac-friendly lineup, free of wheat products in their ingredients! In the case of our famous steak patties, carrot fibers are used as a binding agent for the patty instead of wheat flour, which makes them safe to eat for someone with gluten intolerance.

Make your next barbecue a hit with everyone with the Gourmet Secrets Reserve Homestyle Steak Patties!

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!

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 Premium Packaging Strategy

All Gourmet Secrets orders must undertake a trip from the plant to your doorstep, no easy task over long distances and especially involving frozen foods. Whether you live in Edmonton, Montréal, Halifax or Iqaluit, we work hard to ensure that the contents of your package remain frozen until it reaches your doorstep. How do we do this?

Enter the GSI Premium Packaging Strategy. This three-pronged strategy is the most effective way to ship out orders of frozen food.

The first step is the flash-freezing process all our food goes through. Patented by American inventor Clarence Birdseye, the modern flash-freezing process involves freezing water at temperatures well below zero degrees Celsius nearly instantaneously, preventing large ice crystals from forming. A higher-quality freezing process, flash freezing locks in all the juices of the meat, prevents damage to the texture and ensures that the product remains frozen longer.

The second step is the packing of the order in a styrofoam container. Styrofoam is an excellent isolating agent, preventing heat from entering the package and affecting the contents within. Simply placing frozen items in a styrofoam package can keep it preserved for a much longer time in a room at ambient temperature than if it were left on the counter- but we go one step further.

By adding dry ice to our packages, we fulfill the third step of our packaging strategy. Dry ice is the solid form of normally-gaseous carbon dioxide, and can only remain a solid at temperatures of -78.5 degrees Celsius or lower. A thick layer of dry ice on top of your food ensures that the contents of your order remain rock-solid frozen, by keeping the internal temperature of the order at nearly -80 degrees or lower! Plus, when dry ice goes above its freezing point, it does not melt, but rather sublimates: becomes a gas! This prevents waterlogging of your order, which would otherwise speed up the thawing process.

With a combination of the best quality freezing methods, keeping the internal environment of the order at extremely low temperatures and using a box that keeps heat out, we make sure that everything stays frozen until it reaches your doorstep. Shop for the best quality food in confidence with Gourmet Secrets today!

The Gourmet Secrets Difference: Poultry

A variety of poultry products offered by Gourmet Secrets Inc., free range and fed with only natural ingredients!

Free Range Boneless Chicken Breasts, Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs, Free Range Turkey Breasts, Gourmet Secrets Deluxe Chicken Fingers, Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken is a big part of many Canadians’ diet. Tasty and juicy, poultry is a healthy and versatile choice for your every day meals. For years, our customers have made our Boneless Chicken Breasts and our Deluxe Chicken Fingers a healthy staple in their diets, and they keep coming back for more. So what makes Gourmet Secrets’ poultry different from what you can get at the grocery store?

Two words: free range. Like all our meat selections, Gourmet Secrets chickens roam free, in the outdoors, allowing them to exercise and walk around with no constrictions or confines. Their feed is also free of inorganic additives, antibiotics and hormones, allowing them to grow at a natural pace and ensuring that the chicken you then eat is 100% natural and healthy for you. Every piece of poultry is cut by hand at our federally-inspected processing plant, flash-frozen immediately to lock in all the juices, then packaged and readied for your order! There are no extraneous treatments such as brine baths, water injections or anything that alters the natural quality and texture of Gourmet Secrets chicken: every bite is juicy, tender and delicious!

When you order Gourmet Secrets poultry products, you also get convenience: individually-frozen portions that you can prepare at your leisure. You’re in no rush to use up your chicken breasts because every single piece is individually vacuum-packed, which drastically lowers the chance of freezer burn. And our prepared chicken products such as our Chicken Cordon Bleu and Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie are so easy to make: just heat up the oven and pop it in for a delicious, quality meal!

So why not get some chicken from Gourmet Secrets today? Taste the difference that free-range, natural chicken gives you!

The Gourmet Secrets Difference: Beef

Clockwise from top left: Extra Lean Beef Cubes, Celiac-Friendly Angus Steak Patties, GSI Reserve French Roast, GSI Reserve Filet Mignon 6oz, GSI Reserve New York Steaks, Extra Lean Angus Ground Beef. All available at Gourmet Secrets' online food store!

Clockwise from top left: Extra Lean Beef Cubes, Celiac-Friendly Angus Steak Patties, GSI Reserve French Roast, GSI Reserve Filet Mignon 6oz, GSI Reserve New York Steaks, Extra Lean Angus Ground Beef.

Gourmet Secrets prides itself on the very best in gourmet meats and seafood. It’s at the center of our concept, and nowhere is this more apparent than with the beef products we provide every day for our customers. From tender and juicy Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon to Extra Lean Beef Cubes, from Celiac-Friendly Angus Steak Patties to Beef Prime Rib Roast, all Gourmet Secrets beef products follow the highest standards of quality, so you can enjoy the best at great value.

Gourmet Secrets’ beef is free range, which means it’s out to pasture. The difference is the breadth of roaming: most cattle are kept in smaller, high-density, muddy enclosures with little to no grass growing, fed corn, soy and other grains with a metal trough. Gourmet Secrets’ beef, on the other hand, roams free in wide, open and grassy pastures, grazing naturally and enjoying as much space as it needs. The method of feeding Gourmet Secrets beef combines the best of both worlds: grass-feeding for their development and growth, and a light grain finish to grant it that extra marbling that gives it its AAA rating- all without inorganic additives, antibiotics or hormones. This makes for a healthy choice meat that is 100% natural and 100% beef. Our beef is then dry-aged for 21 to 28 days, a process which concentrates beef flavor in the cuts and makes it even more tender than before by breaking down tough connective tissue. This process makes for a higher-quality cut than what can be found at most supermarkets- in fact, the most renowned steakhouses and restaurants in the world demand only beef aged in this fashion!

When you order from Gourmet Secrets, you get free-range, grass-fed, grain-finished beef, free of chemicals and hormones, aged 21 to 28 days then flash-frozen, vacuum-sealed and immediately packed with your order. When it arrives to your doorstep, these tender, juicy and beefy cuts are ready for the grill, stew, casserole or whatever you want- all for $3.99 or less per serving! So what are you waiting for? Experience the difference of Gourmet Secrets beef today!