With Eat The Hill fast approaching at White Hills, all I can think about is food! So I bring to you our first addition of Where to Eat in NL:
Fresh off the dock
Lots of people come to the East Coast in search of seafood. Lots of delicious seafood that is fresh and cheap. Yum!
To get good seafood you have to understand that, much like your local veggies, seafood is harvested in seasons, and therefore you get different things at different times of year.
Crab and Lobster
They will also let you know if there are any house-rules around cooking shellfish. At the hostel we help people prepare seafood using the BBQ and Firepit to reduce the risk of allergic reactions in a shared kitchen. This also gives us a chance to show guests how we like to prepare shellfish, and as an added bonus, stops the kitchen smelling of lobster…
Every weekend in July and August the bays fill up with boats catching cod. A single fisherman can have five fish, with a maximum of 15 for a boat. The fishery is also open mid week in the last two weeks of July, and the first two weeks of September.
Mussels and Oysters
If, like me, you’re a fan of the lovely little shells of sweet goodness, you’re in luck! Mussels are pretty readily available throughout the summer. We buy ours from the Bonavista fish market, Saltbox Specialty Market, that are open all week in Bonavista, and have a stall at the Clarenville farmers market on Saturdays. These guys also sell crab and lobster in season, as well as frozen scallops.