Tag Archive: Seafood


Originally posted on Brush, Needle & Whisk:

My parents-in-law came over for lunch (and Christmas present swap) today. I wanted to do something so completely un-Christmassy food-wise and in the end went for a Fish Pie. It is packed full of lovely vegetables – onion, leeks, spring onions, celery and of course, potato. It is topped off with a leek and bacon crispy combo:

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The white sauce is made up of milk and cream that the fish had been poached in, lots of lovely fresh herbs (parsley, dill and tarragon) and some butter. We had it with some festive chutney and plum jam.

Pudding was an old favourite, Chocolate Fondant, served with some warm chocolate sauce (expertly made by my 11 year old) and some pouring cream, yum!!

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I love Clams

 

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You know I live up here in New England. You see the beach photos I share. I have to tell you the seafood we have here,  has spoiled us.
When I was a little girl my parents always took me out for Fried Clams each March, as my birthday rolled around. We had it occasionally throughout the year as a whole family of six but more as a treat.

I was in my late 20′s though before having a Steamer.  It is a small clam that can be bought by the pound or bushel.  They are called Small Neck Clams, and you Steam them in a huge pot , well if you love them as much as I do,  you need a big pot!

When you are done steaming them they all open up their shells, the ones that stay closed need to be thrown away as they were dead already.
You take and melt some butter  and put in small bowls or little plastic cups and you also take a ladle of the water they were steamed in just off the top you don’t want to get any sand that maybe sitting on the bottom of the pot.  You place broth into small dish as well.  Add your Steamer Clams to a big bowl and dig in!  You take them out of the shell by grabbing a hold of the neck the long part, you pull off the skin from it and then rinse in broth then dip in butter then into your mouth it goes. YUM

 

My Mom can’t look at them but she loves them fried which is why I was so old when I first tried them.  I tell her all the time MORE FOR ME.  Ron loves Fried Clams but will not touch a Steamer,  so I usually go without unless we go out to eat and I order them.  Well that was before the last trip to the beach when it was so bitterly COLD.

On our way home I see a man surrounded by that ice I showed you on the marsh.  He was out on a piece of land surrounded by water digging away!  For what ?CLAMS, yes for steaming and he was in NH.

So I brave the cold and park along the road and leave boyfriend and JT in truck and grab my camera to go see what he got.  By now he had used his kayak to come ashore and was getting his gear packed in it to haul up to his truck also just in front of us beside the main road.  I said “Hello, excuse me.”  and he jumped insert smile , he was not used to woman coming to see what he had brought back.  I told him I did a blog and asked if I could take a photo to share with all of you he was so happy,  even on a frigid day to talk with me .  I promised I would not tell where he had been and we laughed as many had seen him as I had.  So he asks if I like clams and I told him I loved them.  He reminded me as a resident of NH I could get so many quarts for free each day when in season.  I think he said $30.00 a year to get a digging license.  He told me to have a life jacket and small boat and come get MY SHARE of NH’s tasty clams.  Now how nice was that.  I am blessed people are always open to me.  So I would like to Show you his tools of the trade and his haul.

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The photo is bad as I am shooting into the setting sun and from the other shore before I knew I would walk up to him on the other side.

 

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So here is Brian and his clams.

He was off for a stiff drink and some tasty clams.

I am blessed to meet the people I do.

I could hardly wait to share it with you,

nope not his secret spot,  though no one would love clams enough to be out in the water on a day like that,

except this brave soul and  his fresh clams.

Maybe I will see him again I see a Clamming License in my future.

 

 

New Year’s Eve 2012

Originally posted on Cooks Lobster House:

Cook’s lobster House  Bailey Island Maine

New Years EveWe are staying open until the ball drops!!  We will be having drink specials and a champagne toast at midnight!! Snacks all night long! Please share with all your friends!!

2012 New Years Eve Dinner Specials

Cook's Lobster House on Bailey Island maine New Years Eve Dinner

Cook’s Lobster House on Bailey Island Maine will be serving New Years Eve from 11:30 to 9pm. Come ring in the New Year at Cook’s Lobster House with a wonderful selection of specials. In addition to the specials listed below we will also be serving our entire menu.

  1. Prime Rib Au Jus:(A 12 oz. cut of prime rib and served with pan dripping au jus and  our fresh-baked popover) ………………………………………………………………………….. $24.95
  2. Baked Stuffed haddock: (Fresh filet of haddock stuffed with our seafood stuffing and topped with our delicious lobster sauce) ………………………………………………… $18.95
  3. Roast Loin of Pork: (Sliced roast pork served with brown mushroom sauce).. $16.95
  4. Lobster Scampi: (Fresh picked lobster sautéed in a…

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Fresh Fish Anyone

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Fresh Fish
Browns Seafood Seabrook NH

Originally posted on 20 Lines A Day:

 

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Have you heard about Brown’s Seafood?

Pretty popular place to eat Seafood.

On this day the patrons seemed to get more than they

had come for.  We pulled up to get a bite to eat and had forgotten

about the Full Moon and High Tide.  We had the 4×4 truck

and would have been fine except I found myself refusing to wade through

THAT to park and go in and eat.

I know you thought I was Fearless

 

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