Oysters Rockyfellas - Future Seafoods
Oysters Rockyfellas – Future Seafoods
Everyone knows that Prince Edward Island is famous for Anne of Green Gables and potatoes. What people may not know is that PEI is also the leading oyster producing province in Canada with six million pounds being shipped worldwide annually. Mother Nature has gifted us with an area of outstanding natural beauty and ideal conditions to grow the popular Crassostrea virginica oyster - also known as the American oyster - a veritable food treasure enjoyed by millions worldwide.
Future Seafoods is based in Salutation Cove, in the community of Fernwood, on the south shore of Prince Edward Island. Ted Boutilier, Brian Lewis, and Erskine Lewis have been cultivating some of the best oysters in the Atlantic Region, thanks to the ideal conditions of Salutation Cove, a sheltered, clean, protected sanctuary. Recently Future Seafoods has been working with the Food Technology Centre and the Culinary Institute of Canada to create and develop the new product Oysters Rockyfellas that is now being processed in Future Seafoods’ plant in Fernwood, PE. This frozen product is the company’s version of the classic Oyster Rockefeller recipe, and can be quickly cooked in an oven and served.
Ted Boutilier of Future Seafoods commented on the product development work conducted at FTC: “My whole experience with the Food Tech [Centre] was both professional and courteous; the formula for the product 'Oysters Rockyfella' was developed at the Food Tech [Centre] with much attention given to every detail by Yaw Dako [Food Technologist]. What impressed me was the fact that Yaw kept continuously thinking about making the formula commercially viable, not just working in the lab setting. It really made a difference having every service from the micro-lab to the pilot plant and sensory analysis facilities all under one roof.”