The marvellous mollusks from Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec and British Columbia are some of the world's finest mussels. Often referred to as blue mussels, gallo mussels or bay mussels, these little treasures have a blue-black shell on the outside and a shiny, iridescent interior. With a robust yet delicate flavour profile, mussels possess a slightly sweet, oceanic taste.
If you've never tried mussels, you're in for a treat. Their taste can be likened to a fusion between clams and oysters but with a tender and juicy texture. Many Canadians enjoy them steamed, often accompanied by a simple garlic and white wine sauce. A bucket of mussels is a sharable treat, and they quickly disappear from appetizer platters.
There aren’t many seafood species you can buy live, fresh, cooked, or canned, often in the same store. The pride of Atlantic Canada, our succulent lobsters are second to none.
An excellent source of copper
Low in saturated fats compared to other meat proteins
Canadian shrimp come primarily from the North Atlantic and typically grow up to 10cm in length. Their compact size and great taste make them ideal for salads, wraps, and snacking.
Excellent source of Vitamin B12
Maintains healthy skin
Supports the immune system
Quick Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
The cold, deep waters of the North Atlantic are the perfect habitat for cod, which is why ours are the best there are. The mild taste and large flakes make it a crowd-pleaser, no matter how it’s served.
Helps build strong bones and teeth
Low in sodium and saturated fat
Slaw-Topped BBQ Fish Burgers with Jalapeño-Lime Aioli