Sorry for the suspense, but this was just too big an event for one letter.
Here is how to cook a Maine Shore Dinner.
NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER:
Place clams in cold water for at least one hour so they spit out their sand. Then place them in a pot of boiling hot water and simmer till there shells pop open. If they don’t pop, they are not good to eat.
Clams are weird looking creatures with a blackish “neck” that scoots out of the shell. Here are some pictures of clams so you can take a look.
Shell them and cut them into bit sized peices. They go into a pot of hot water with simmered bites of potatoes and onions. Once the water evaporates, add cream and butter. Salt and pepper to taste. Add cornstarch or flour to thicken as you like.
CRAB CAKES: Ms. Cleaver has this recipe. You should read it her blog and ask her for it.
SCALLOPS: Very easy, and absolutely delicious! Roll the raw scallops in bread crumbs and put into a buttered baking pan. Stick into the oven at 3oo degrees and enjoy!
LOBSTER: Too easy to cook. Way too hard to eat. Just take the thing and stick it into a pot of boiling water. Our lobster had been in the fridge for so long, he was hardly living. We felt horrible about it until we realized we were going to eat him anyway and this was probably the best for him.
I’d go through all it takes to eat a lobster, but the photos tell a better story….
Our feast was delicious. and it looked good too.
This has been your installment of New England Cooking.
Jealous? I bet.
Take care friend, and toss your chard soup recipe my way when you get a chance.