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!

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Mango Edamame Summer “Salsa”

Now THIS would go great with some of our Boneless Chicken Breasts, or some pan-seared Coho salmon!

Juliecat in the Kitchen

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”

Mango Edamame 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

– Salt

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.

Enjoy!

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Bison Steak

You’ve likely been hearing about bison a lot recently- the healthy alternative to beef! In recent years, bison has been gaining popularity for its gamey flavor and its low fat content, ensuring that you can enjoy the best cuts even if you are watching your fat intake.

The American bison is the species most commonly farmed and eaten in North America. Its scientific name, Bison bison, shows how important it is to scientists as the species against which all other bison-like animals in the world are compared. Originally widespread across North America and used by the Native American population as a source of sustenance, these noble animals were brought to the brink of extinction by a combination of introduced diseases from cows and large-scale commercial hunting, both brought by the colonizing Europeans. Only recently have they surged back in population, though their range has been restricted to national parks and farms where bison are raised for food.

It is in this context that bison has received acclaim as a lean alternative to beef, as well as a top choice for gourmets everywhere. Bison has lower cholesterol and fat content than beef, and is higher in protein, making it particularly advantageous for people with high protein needs or who are building muscle. Its flavor is reminiscent of wild meats such as elk, but farm-raised bison tends to be beefier in flavor. Gourmet Secrets’ bison is treated the same way as our beef products: no antibiotics or hormones used, no inorganic additives in their feed, free range and oh so delicious!

Cooking Gourmet Secrets bison products requires a lower heat than beef in order to keep the meat juicy, because of its lower fat content. Whether you enjoy it in ribeye, burger or ground form, Gourmet Secrets bison is sure to please! Why not order some today?

 

Celebrate Father’s Day with Gourmet Secrets!

June 16th, 2013: Father’s Day. A day set aside to honor the men who have raised us, to show appreciation for the fathers in our community and lives. And what better way to celebrate than with a wholesome family meal that brings everyone together around the table?

The brand new Bison Seafood pack!

By picking our brand new Bison Seafood Pack, you instantly qualify for free shipping on a 5 item package, and any other items from the store at up to 50% off! That includes delectable bison products for the grill, as well as wild pink shrimp and the most delicious crab cakes. Eat the best quality bison and seafood for only $3.43 per serving, a great choice to celebrate with your family!

If your dad lives far away, never fear! You can get any Gourmet Secrets order shipped anywhere in Canada! Imagine his excitement coming home from a busy day and seeing your present waiting for him right at his doorstep with a personalized Father’s Day card! Now that’s a gift he’ll never forget!

We have so much more to offer you and your family for Father’s Day: check out our selection on our online store, and make an order dad won’t forget with Gourmet Secrets today!