Leading Fish Entrees
Salmon is among the top fish entrees on Canadian menus, according to Technomic’s MenuMonitor database. Frequently billed as a healthy option, salmon easily adapts to a variety of flavours, ranging from Southern barbecue to Asian teriyaki to Indian tikka.
Alternatively, fish and chips is also a popular option on menus. This indulgent, fried classic is a staple at restaurants, with some operators even giving the dish their own twist with housemade batters or dipping sauces. For example, The 3 Brewers menu offers its Beer Battered Fish and Chips, featuring cod dipped in a housemade blonde beer batter, and ABC Country Restaurant offers a Pacific Cod and Chips in a housemade Steamworks beer batter.
Also on the list is cod. This fish, available year round, is frequently sourced from within Canada, such as Ottawa, Ontario-based Beckta’s Blue Cornmeal-Coated Fogo Island Cod, and Toronto-based Canoe’s Newfoundland Cod. This variety of fish is also prepared in a variety of ways, such as fried, grilled, pan-seared and poached.