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Maple butter tarts, peameal bacon, BC wild salmon, Canadian cheddar, and fresh lowbush blueberries – these are a few quintessential Canadian flavours. Pusateri’s travelled from coast-to-coast to hand select 14 signature Canadian items. Canadians enjoy a veritable smorgasbord of cuisines, and these types of items are only possible in a country likes ours that adapts local ingredients with recipes crafted through different lenses of the people that live here.
As you plan for upcoming Canada Day festivities, indulge and be inspired by Pusateri’s top picks of foods from across this vast nation of ours!
MONTRÉAL SMOKED MEAT SANDWICH ON PRETZEL BUN
Elevate the smoked flavours of fresh beef brisket with the delicious combination of Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard, all brought together on a freshly made pretzel bun. The beef brisket sandwich is available with lean, medium or marbled meat that has been spiced with Montréal Steak Spice and dry cured for 10 days then smoked to perfection.
This all-Canadian burger is made fresh with Ontario Beef, Canadian bacon, Canadian mustard, Canadian cheddar cheese and a gourmet bun is from Blackbird Bakery Co. in Ontario. The combination of flavours comes together beautifully in this mouth-watering burger.
LOBSTER AVOCADO GRILLED CHEESE
Our take on the classic lobster roll is amped up with Nova Scotian lobster, the tastiest Canadian white cheddar cheese and avocado. Grilled to perfection on a Blackbird Bakery sourdough bread to bring out all of the decadent flavours. Available only in-store at Pusateri’s.
MAIDS COTTAGE BUTTER TARTS
Nothing says “Canadian” quite like homemade butter tarts. Rich, gooey and oh-so decadent, the tarts come from a family recipe, and are still made on Main Street in New Market, Ontario.
MADELEINES BERRY PIES
Madeleines uses the finest of Ontario’s fruit basket and maples to create two classics: Niagara sour cherry pie and Karwartha maple pecan pie. The fresh Canadian produced maple and cherries take these delectable pies to another level.
Blackbird Baking Co. Sourdough Breads made with heritage, stoneground and whole wheat flours, including Red Fife wheat. Baked using Red Fife, a heritage breed of wheat, once so prevalent across the Prairies and Ontario, that Canada became known as the “breadbasket” of the world. Now, it is a popular icon of the Slow Food movement and is prized by farmers, millers, and bakers alike.
PORK PEAMEAL BACK BACON
Leaner and juicier than regular bacon, peameal bacon is wet-cured pork loin trimmed and rolled in cornmeal, creating its distinctive yellow crust. Originally, it was rolled in crushed yellow peas, hence the name. In the early 1900s, Toronto was one of the leading pork manufactures, earning Toronto its nickname, Hogtown.
BC WILD SALMON
The wild salmon from British Columbia has earned an international reputation as a premium natural product and an integral part of BC’s environment, culture and economy. Pusateri’s carries a selection of BC’s best fresh salmon, including Redspring Salmon (Chinook, King) and Sockeye, both known for their top-notch quality and firm and rich flavour.
CHICKEN BREAST SUPREME BONELESS MONTRÉAL STYLE
Fresh Canadian chicken breasts, seasoned to perfection with Montréal style seasoning. The unique combination found in this heritage spice blend is based on the pickling dry rub mix used in preparing Montréal smoked meat and featured ingredients are garlic, coriander, black pepper, cayenne pepper flakes, dill seed and salt.
Hot dry summer days and crisp, cool nights provided by lake and mountain breezes in British Columbia produce excellent, large and very firm, juicy cherries – gaining the province a reputation for fine premium quality fruit.
These small blue globes have always been prized, and for centuries were a special favourite among Canada's First Nations. Canada is the world's largest producer of “lowbush blueberries,” or wild blueberries, grown commercially in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.
With 193 types, the Canadian potato is one of the country’s most valuable of all vegetable exports. Canada produces approximately $1 billion worth of potatoes every year! Pusateri’s carries a vast selection of the top tubers to accompany any dish.
Calgary based Fiasco gelato uses dairy produced locally for each small batch of handcrafted gelato and sorbetto.
Using the best quality non-GMO ingredients – speciality picked fruit and nuts, milk from right in Alberta, and sugar from a cane.
CANADIAN CHEDDAR CHEESE
Aged for at least a year in caves in PEI, Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar features complex flavors, with the distinct aroma of fruit and toasted nuts. All the milk comes from small local farms around P.E.I.