Seal Flipper Pie for Easter


Photo: Kathleen Reckling

It's almost Easter, so you know what this means: seal flipper pie! This local delicacy is a must if you live in Newfoundland:

The meal, which originated in the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, tastes as strange as it sounds. The meat is dark, tough, gamey and apparently has a flavor similar to that of hare (appropriate for America’s favorite Easter mascot, no?). Most recipes suggest that the seal meat is coated in flour, pan-fried and then roasted with onions, pork fat and root vegetables like carrots, turnips, potatoes and parsnips. Once the dish has a nice, flaky crust, it is often served with a side of Worcestershire sauce.

K. Annabelle Smith of the Smithsonian Magazine has more on this curious culinary tradition: Link


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