Seals served as a dishApril 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.