Food and Eating

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Monkfish ­– As delicious as they are dangerous

March 20, 2023 at 12:00 am

It’s definitely one of the uglier fish out there, but the taste is amazing.

Steamers – dig in!

Steamers – dig in!

January 30, 2023 at 12:00 am

Winter 2023 By Jean Kerr For Points East Every Sunday, my husband and I watch a parade of clammers (the lucky few) walk by our house on their way to the clam flats at Brave Boat Harbor in Kittery, Maine. The licenses issued by the town are for clamming onRead More

Fruitcake – a holiday icon

Fruitcake – a holiday icon

November 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

Sweet, soaked in rum with a long shelf life… is there any other food better suited for life on the high seas?

Photo by Arnold GatilanoAlthough the classic clambake takes place in a pit covered by seaweed, a perfectly acceptable alternative can be done in a good sized stockpot.

The clambake ­– a flexible tradition

September 26, 2022 at 12:00 am

Traditionally done on the beach in a hole in the ground, this stovetop method will still deliver the goods.

Photo by Ernest Merritt IIIFishing for stripers is a New England tradition dating back to the mid-19th century.

Stars and stripers

August 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

It’s been a great season for stripers. Here’s what you can do in the kitchen with some of the keepers.

Wikipedia/Picanteria Karol Ceviche scallops “cook” in an acidic marinade of citrus and/or vinegar.

The ceviche cure

July 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

“Cooking” without heat is the perfect preparation for a hot summer night.

Photo by Ali Wisch FabreA well-stocked food locker will have plenty of staples on hand like salt, pepper, tea, coffee and sugar.

Provisioning pro-tips: Prep is important

June 20, 2022 at 12:00 am

Planning is key. Plus a recipe for an easy Pasta Fagioli that will keep your crew satisified.

Wikipedia imageSoftshell crabs are simply blue crabs that have molted.

Spring has sprung and so has the soft shell crab!

May 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

These newly-molted crustaceans make for wonderful eating.

Adobe StockMussels are easily farmed and are readily available in supermarket seafood cases. They can also be harvested in the wild.

Mussels bound

April 18, 2022 at 12:00 am

Easily farmed, readily available in New England and very versatile. Mussels are a winner all around.

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This drink really packs a punch

March 14, 2022 at 12:00 am

March/April 2022 By Jean Kerr Fish House Punch for a crowd Not all recipes call for the addition of black tea, but I like the flavor balance it provides, and a bit of caffeine in the mix is welcome. You can freeze a bowl smaller than your punch bowl withRead More