That heritage and their deep Nova Scotia connections means one thing for customers of the South Surrey shop: if you want the freshest, wild-caught lobster, haddock and Digby clams and scallops, you need to see Muise or business partner Loretta Corporon.
“When we’re buying Digby scallops, we call the processor directly in Digby; there’s no middle-man,” Robert says.
The two opened the doors on their retail and wholesale shop in October, and have now added delicious home cooking and catering courtesy of their brand new food trailer.
“When we did our grand opening in October we made a few recipes and it just evolved from there,” Robert says, highlighting the importance of using the freshest ingredients.
“We have the best there is in the world, so we let the seafood speak for itself,” he says, noting many of their recipes are longstanding family favourites.
“If we put ‘Acadian’ on it, chances are it comes from one of our families.”
(And by all accounts, the lobster rolls alone are worth visiting for!)
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Prompted by customers, you can now also visit Maritime Seafoods Saturdays at the Fort Langley Village Farmer’s Market and Sundays at the Clayton Community Farmer’s Market, or head directly to the store for that evening’s dinner.
“We’re not trying to sell seafood from the West Coast – there are some great places doing that already – we’re specializing in what we do best,” Muise says.
And to make it even easier to indulge your cravings for succulent Nova Scotia lobster, you’ll soon be able to order online for pick-up!
Since October, Maritime Seafoods has earned quite a reputation, not only for their fresh-caught Nova Scotia lobster and melt-in-your-mouth Digby scallops, but also for the friendly know-how that comes with it.
After all, who better to ask for all their cooking tips and recipes?!
It’s really the perfect East Coast-West Coast match, Muise says from beneath his jaunty lobster hat. “We love seafood, and we love working with people!”