Baked Flippers

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“Newfoundland baked seal flippers are a unique delicacy rooted in the culinary traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This traditional dish showcases the resourcefulness and connection to the sea that characterizes the region’s cuisine. The flippers are typically marinated, then baked or stewed until tender and flavorful. They offer a rich and distinctive taste, reminiscent of game meat. While not as widely known or accessible as other dishes, Newfoundland baked seal flippers hold cultural significance and are enjoyed by locals who appreciate the heritage and flavors of their land and sea. This culinary specialty represents the strong ties between Newfoundlander’s and their natural surroundings, making it a truly one-of-a-kind dish.”

Newfoundland Baked Flippers
Newfoundland Baked Flippers Recipe:
  • 2 Flippers
  • 3 Slices Salt Pork
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Turnip
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Parsnip
  • 6 Potatoes
  • Salt and Pepper

Soak seal flippers for 1/2 hour in cold water to which has been added 1 tbsp. baking soda. Remove fat from flippers. Wash and cut in serving pieces. Fry out pork. Remove “scrunchions“. Brown flippers in this fat. Then add water and simmer until partly tender, Add onion and vegetables except potatoes. Season and add more water. Cook about 1/2 hour, then add potatoes. Cook another 15 minutes. Cover with your favorite pastry and bake at 425F for 20 minutes.

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