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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!

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.