Now here’s the Catch…

catch-2-of-4This past weekend I had the extreme pleasure to be involved in the first ever Catch Nova Scotia Seafood Festival.  I spent two full days shucking, slurping, wining and entertaining.  I am going to venture a guess and say that my co-shuckers from Little Fish Oyster Bar and I must have shucked over 1500 Black Point, Eel Lake and Bay Enterprise oysters, as well as some sweet ass little-neck clams.  At the end of our shifts, we all raised our palms, tattooed with big, circular bruises (ouch..quite painful!) and hailed each other to a job well done!

I was also involved with Taste Of Nova Scotia, and spent Saturday and Sunday doing on stage demonstrations.  For both of my demonstrations I decided to make a simple salad with golden and candy cane beets, celery root, radishes, walnut oil and smoked mackerel from Willy Krauch. I felt that this recipe was a success. Not only was is super simple, but it was very crunchy and fresh!  I was lucky enough to have great interactive crowds on both days that were kind enough to chuckle at my horrendous jokes!

Beet and Smoked Mackerel Salad Recipe

So, a shout out to all those suppliers, organizers and volunteers that made Catch a great place to be..Merci!


Peeling some beets.

Peeling some beets.

Zoe giving me a pep talk before my demo.

Zoe giving me a pep talk before my demo.

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4 Responses to “Now here’s the Catch…”

  1. Charles Hsuen Says:
    July 3rd, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Hello Rene:

    I was one of the two guys who saw you at the end of the Seafood festival. I want to thank you for what you did for us. Your salad was amazing and we BBQ’d the clams just as you said and they turned out fabulous.

    Thanks so much!

  2. Renee Says:
    July 3rd, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    My pleasure Charles! Glad to hear you enjoyed the “contraband” goods.

  3. moe mathieu Says:
    September 3rd, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    the pictures of the festival look very professional. I guess i will have to come next year to check it out. Will you be a part of it next year as well?

  4. Renee Says:
    September 4th, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I hope to Moe! It was a great event and well done too.

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