Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Clam Chowder


89.  One of my most enjoyable meals is a bowl of New England Clam Chowder. 
 While in York, Maine a couple weeks ago, we were excited to eat fresh seafood.  My honey loves lobster and couldn't wait to try a lobster roll...I just wanted a cup of chowder and clams.  We found a local restaurant 
called "The Lobster Cove" and they seated us upstairs next to a window overlooking the ocean.  It was so foggy we weren't able to see the ocean but enjoyed the view of the coastline.  
We were disappointed with with the 
lobster roll minus✰✰✰✰✰ it was basically flavorless and was served on a hotdog bun.  The fries on the plate had more flavor.  But we were happy to order the fried clam strips ✰✰✰✰and they were delicious, as well as the cole slaw.  
Now the New England Clam Chowder was fantastic!!!  Very rich, creamy and the clams were so sweet and fresh...I would give it a ✰✰✰✰✰
It was enjoyable being in New England again...and we really enjoyed staying at the York Harbor Inn.  The restaurant at the Inn was wonderful.  If you've never been to Maine, take a trip northeast...you won't be disappointed!

"We found some large clams...which the storm had torn up from the bottom, and cast ashore. I selected one of the largest, about six inches in length, and carried it. along.....We took our nooning under a sand-hill, covered with beach grass...I kindled a fire with a match and some paper, and cooked my clam on the embers for my dinner.  Though it was very tough, I found it sweet and savory, and ate the whole with a relish. Indeed, with the addition of a cracker or two, it would have been a bountiful dinner."
'Cape Cod' 
~Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) 

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Great! I make Long Island Clam chowder, which is really New England, but since we dig our own clams, I renamed it!

When you have time look at this post..about clamming! Chowder, raw and baked..
http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/2009/08/shark-outdoor-wednesday.html

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