For time immemorial seal has been eaten -- raw -- as a traditional food by indigenous people such as the Inuit.
It also has been a traditional food for generations of hunters in Canada's east who serve it up roasted, or sometimes with a hearty Burgundy sauce.
Now, rustic seal has been carted out by back-to-basics foodies dressed up as a gourmet delight, particularly inspiring diners in mostly French-speaking Quebec province, where there is a devoted food-lovers' culture.
Many diners are huge fans of its taste, describing the mammal's meat as somewhere between duck and veal.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Seal Meat Served in Canada
Definitely a niche market,but demand has been increasing. And this is despite the bad press received by the annual seal hunts.