LOBSTER: OUR SPECIALTY!
Sourced from a sustainable fishery and caught on the rocky seabed in pristine, cold Atlantic water, the Gaspé Peninsula lobster is reputed for its abundant meat, superior quality and unique flavour.
Specialising in the sale of lobster in small and large quantities, Poissonnerie Caron stocks up to 350,000 lbs of live lobster at its imposing facilities. The company has the largest live lobster storage capacity in Québec.
We deliver our products throughout Québec and can also ship to the United States if requested.
A delicious healthful food
Known as the king of Canadian seafood, the Atlantic lobster’s fine flavour is responsible for its popularity and it’s prized by gourmet foodies. Reputed for its health-giving qualities, its meat is high in proteins (about 21 g for 100 g of meat) and very lean (less than 7.5% of fat).
Lobster meat is also a source of several vitamins and minerals: phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, zinc, selenium, vitamin B12 and vitamin E. It also contains a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids, recognised for their benefits for cardiovascular health.
Males and females
Male and female lobster can be told apart by their first pair of swimmerets (which resemble hooks and are located beneath the lobster). In males, these swimmerets are large and hard while in females they are small and soft.
Some choose female lobster because they enjoy the coral (egg-filled ovaries). Others prefer the males, which have larger crusher claws than the females.
A RANGE OF FISH AND SEAFOOD
Our fish store offers you a surprising array of delicious fresh seafood, primarily from the Gaspé.
Products always available at our fish store:
- Atkins maple salmon bites
- Brined whelks
- Peeled northern shrimp
- Tiger shrimp
- Atkins smoked mackerel fillets with pepper
- Scallops 10/20
- Fresh salmon
- Monsieur Émile smoked salmon
- Snow crab sections
Other products available depending on the season:
- Salt cod bits
- Unpeeled northern shrimp
- Mini scallops