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Friday Favorite: Young’s Lobster Pound

March 1st, 2013

I’ve declared my love of seafood before here and here. It was also one of the reasons we ended up in midcoast Maine instead of Vermont.
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Generally, I buy my seafood from a lady at the Belfast Farmers Market, but when the market is closed or I don’t get in to town on Saturday, we go to Young’s Lobster Pound.
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Usually, I get a different kind of seafood each week. Sometimes we go with scallops, other times we get fish, and every now and then lobster.
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This week clams were on the menu. The weather has been cold and wet, with lots of snow and rain. A big pot of clam chowder sounded perfect when I was thinking about what kind of seafood I wanted to buy.
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I settled on the recipe from Simply Recipes, it sounded perfect. There were a few changes made, I added garlic and lots of butter and omitted the flour. All-in-all, it’s a pretty good version.   I like my chowder on the thinner side, sometimes it’s a little too much like gravy when you order it at a restaurant.
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Now that we live close enough to the ocean to enjoy fresh seafood, we try to eat it as often as possible. It certainly is nice to have the option of having a wide variety of things from the sea on our plates!

Do you have a favorite food that isn’t readily available in your area?

14 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Young’s Lobster Pound”
  1. George on March 1, 2013 at 7:52 am

    I am so envious. When are you throwing a new house warming for your long time followers. It might only be a ten hour drive for lobster :-)

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    • Susy on March 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Love your lettuce harvest featured on your blog, beautiful. We’ve actually been talking about having a weekend get together for anyone interested. We’ll definitely have seafood!

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  2. Lisa on March 1, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Luckily I live in Rhode Island so we have an abundance of fresh seafood too. I love pomegranates and wish I could get them year-round. If I had to choose between the two I would pick the seafood. I guess I don’t love them as much as I thought, lol.

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  3. Marina C on March 1, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Lucky Susy!
    Lobster makes fabulous clear stock, which you can use for quick soups and fish stews, when “all” there is white fish.
    We live 2 hours from Boston, so we get fresh, i.e day old fish, which is quite nice, but fish, like corn and asparagus, is another thing when just plucked from the sea.
    You picked well: earth and sea!
    I am with George: a house warming worth driving for, and it can be pot luck while we are at it!

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  4. Adriana on March 1, 2013 at 8:51 am

    We love seafood too! Living in Louisiana and Maryland we had access to so much fresh delicious seafood. It was a tough decision to move to VT, but now it just means that our trips to Maine to visit family are even more special because we can also treat ourselves to great seafood again.

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  5. Canned Quilter on March 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I grew up in Louisiana and now live in the Midwest. I sure miss the seafood : )

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  6. Maybelline on March 1, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I can’t think of a thing. California’s pretty great that way.

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  7. amy on March 1, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Delighted for you all…..but GREEN with envy…..seafood is my absolute favorite! :)

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  8. Donna B. on March 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Oh, seafood. Definitely seafood. ♥
    [especially in the form of sushi… but I’d dive into clam chowder any day! mmmmmm.]

    I mean… I’m not *too* far from the ocean, in New Jersey – but there is a general lack of just good seafood places, even in areas close to the coast. So I goto NYC for my seafood extravaganza! Hee hee.

    I’m with George also, you are only an eight hour drive. If I could spend the weekend with the Chiots & similar people, I’d be a happy gal.

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  9. KimH on March 1, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Yes! There are quite a few things actually..
    I miss crawdads.. the little ones that are juicy and to die for.. not the behemoth things they sell up here, though the tail on them is good.
    I miss brook trout and flounder and blue crabs..
    I miss pumpkin empanadas..
    I miss Texas persimmons..
    I miss Texas citrus..

    I think that might be about it.. unless I add I miss having mesquite, hickory, or pecan wood to grill with.

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  10. Marcia on March 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Being in zone 3a and inland, much is not readily available here(or so far from the full potential of fresh from source); avocados, citrus, seafood.

    And I concur for too-thick chowder in restaurants. I once sent back a chowder that actually looked like a mound of mashed potatoes. The chef was livid but I always thought chowder was a SOUP, not a solid.

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  11. EL on March 2, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Missoula’s pretty good. We get great clams here, flown in from WA. But I guess a relatively cheap firm white fish to make stew with would be nice. On the other hand, we get incredible produce.

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  12. Twitter Bird :) on March 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Can I have the shells ?

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    • Susy on March 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Sure thing, I’ll put them in a box for when you come to visit.

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