Seafood is much more expensive than meat, but they’re also healthier and more sustainable. Wild-caught fish have a lower impact on space and the environment than land-based food.
And while it mostly comes down to preferences, many people would likely agree that seafood tastes delicious.
Most Canadians eat seafood primarily for their taste and health benefits. Here are some of Canada’s most consumed seafood items.
For years now, salmon has been a favourite amongst Canadians. It’s almost constantly number one on the list of most consumed seafood items for us.
Salmon is an excellent source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12 and other vital nutrients. It’s considered one of the most nutritious food items on the planet.
Aside from its health benefits, salmon is also one of the best-tasting fish. It’s also relatively easy to prepare, with no need for intense cooking lessons.
If you get fresh enough salmon, you can even eat it raw. Salmon is a common ingredient in Japanese dishes such as sushi.
If you’re interested in raw salmon, we recommend these Japanese restaurants to try.
Tuna is another in-demand seafood item that doubles as a healthy alternative to meat dishes. Much like salmon, tuna is incredibly nutritious and packed with protein and other essential nutrients.
Haddock is a type of cod with a milder flavour, commonly sold fresh, frozen or smoked. It’s one of the best types of fish to eat because of its high protein and low-calorie content.
Battered haddock is a popular way to eat it, but people also like pan-frying or searing it.
Atlantic halibut is considered one of the largest flatfish caught in Atlantic Canada. They’re white-fleshed with a high market value and are almost always in high demand.
Halibut is expensive. In British Columbia, halibut can sometimes cost more than Angus beef.
In more recent years, halibut prices have increased by up to 50%. However, it remains one of the most in-demand seafood due to its high nutritional value and delectable taste.
The most traditional way to cook halibut is by pan-searing, using a generous amount of butter. This dish is almost a hit for dinner parties.
Seafood is healthy and nutritious, not to mention incredibly delicious. Want to know what other food Edmonton has to offer?
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