Submitted by Ann Thurlow
Tyler Gallant is the owner and chef of Gallant’s Seafood Market, which just opened on the wharf in Stanley Bridge. The shop sells a variety of fresh and prepared seafood to eat in or take out.
My mom is a vegetarian so I grew up with lots of beans and tofu. But when I was young I was trying to impress a girl. So I taught myself to make filet mignon to serve her. That’s how I learned to cook.
When I was really young, my aunts fed me lobster. I didn’t like it—I think it actually made me sick. So I thought I didn’t like seafood. Then once we were on vacation with some family friends and were staying near a beach. There was a storm and a lot of mussels washed up on shore. Our dads talked the kids into gathering the mussels and then one of the dads steamed them. We ate them with a lot of ADL butter. I don’t know if it was the butter or the mussels but I’ve loved seafood ever since.