GSI Wild Salmon

Gourmet Secrets' deluxe salmon selections adhere to the highest standards of quality and food safety. Sockeye, Coho, Pink and Atlantic salmon are all available online at www.gourmetsecrets.ca!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 Salmonidae family, 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!

Haddock Fillets

Tender, flaky wild haddock filets, courtesy of Gourmet Secrets!

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!