Seafood: Maine, It’s All It’s Cracked Up To Be!

Winter,Spring,Summer & Fall: Growing up in Maine you tend to forget that your ability to get some of the freshest seafood is right in your own back yard. As a youngster, I remember driving to the fishing docks to get our lobsters for the family reunion each summer. Maine is known for its sweet, succulent lobster but, it wasn’t long ago that this delicacy was used for chicken feed. Things have changed significantly since then. Whether you cook it yourself or decide to stop in at one of the lobster shacks that litter the coast line you’ll never be disappointed. In additions to lobster, Maine also offers sweet and tender shrimp. Often times a quick drive on route one you will find trucks with signs offering it on the side of the road. These small, tender morsels are sold at a fraction of the coast of their gulf coast buddies and can be used in so many delicious ways. Crab and clams are plentiful along the coast. As a matter of fact, you can get a one day permit and go clamming yourself to dig up some of these tasty treats. We have spent time with a bucket and rake on Head Beach and ended up with enough to enjoy steamers with hot drawn butter for dinner. Maine seafood is definitely all it’s cracked up to be so enjoy!