Brandin’ the Bugs

Article: Hana Nelson Illustration: Scott K MacDonald How do you make an arthropod world famous? Well, you could brand it. Nova Scotia is certainly committed to the cause. Nova Scotia recently revealed a provincial seafood brand, and the federal government just granted $325 million to spur innovation in Atlantic Canadian fisheries. Stephen McNeil hinted that […]

The Importance of Our Ocean

Our oceans are full of wonder, beauty, diversity, and mystery making them arguably one of the most intriguing ecosystems on Earth. However, if you do not live in proximity to the ocean or have spent time exploring it, its importance may be overlooked. Out of sight, out of mind right? On Thursday, June 8th, 2017 […]

Thai-Flavoured Spot Prawn Bisque

We are celebrating spot prawn season from afar here on the East Coast! We’ll be bringing in Spot Prawns next week for pick up on Thursday June 1st from our Isleville St warehouse location. Please place your orders by Monday, May 29th. www.afishionado.ca/product/fresh-bc-spot-prawns/   Thai-Flavoured Spot Prawn Bisque Courtesy Chef Bill Jones, Deerholme Farm Ingrdients […]

How to Enjoy Oysters at Home

Oysters are amazing organisms. They filter feed in the water column, cleaning our waters and diversifying ecosystems. About 95% of the oysters we consume are farmed and, if you are knowledgeable about where they are coming from and how they were grown, they have the potential to be truly sustainable seafood choice. Local Nova Scotian […]

Raw Fish 101: Does Your Sashimi Get a Passing Grade?

Sushi has rapidly become one of the most universally accessible and globalized cuisines on the planet. Even if you aren’t a fan of fish I’m sure you’ve “gone for sushi” before or maybe even hosted a “sushi night” where guests bring various ingredients to contribute to a collective maki-making shindig. While there is a growing […]

Rashid’s Halibut Ceviche

What you’ll need: 1 pound fresh skinless halibut fillet, cut into half-inch cubes or halibut cheeks! Sea salt to taste 1 cup lime juice (from about 6 limes) 2  Serrano or jalapeño peppers, halved, seeded and finely chopped if you want to add some heat. (wear latex gloves if you have them. at the very […]

Hana’s Year-End (Beginning of the Year!) Update

In my usual fashion, I’m all but three weeks late getting to my year-end update! What a wild year of changes and adaptations it’s been, and it only seems appropriate that it’s taken me well into January just to settle down and do some reflecting. Last year‘s highlight was a complete pivot at Afishionado. January […]

Realizing the Value of Our Local Fisheries

Article: Hana Nelson Illustration: Scott MacDonald When it comes to seafood in Nova Scotia, many of us think that a fish is a fish is a fish. But an increasing focus on export and commodity markets in Nova Scotia is stripping the identity and value away from our seafood. So how do we maximize the […]