Seals served as a dish

April 24th, 2009 - 12:45 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

In Canada’s Gulf of St Lawrence, seals are now hunted as food and is now drawn raves from big-city chefs keen to serve it up with apples, as a pate, or even with cocoa sauce.

Fat-free and rich in iron and Omega 3s, seal is widely seen as a big nutritional winner.

For time immemorial seal has been eaten - raw - as a traditional food by indigenous people such as the Inuit.

A traditional food for generations of hunters in Canada’s east who serve it up roasted, or sometimes with a hearty Burgundy sauce.

The main Canadian hunt started on April 15 off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, with an estimated total seasonal kill of 338,000 animals.

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