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Old 05-31-2008, 09:36 PM
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Some folks love smelts, some love haddock. Still there are others who think brook trout is heavenly. There's land locked salmon, Atlantic salmon, lobsters, scallops,tiny Maine shrimp,clams,quahogs,oysters,brown trout, togue,cusk,crabs and dozens of others. Baked, fried, seared, scalloped, poached (not that kind of poached) broiled,grilled or in a chowdah! Almost everyone has a favorite Maine fish dish or seafood. I love them all !
Summer is here and it's time for fish and seafood! What is your ABSOLUTE favorite?? Or are you like me where you just CAN"T pick an ultimate favorite??
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:50 PM
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They are all tasty- hard to pick a favorite. Though I am partial to the tiny Maine shrimp...
Great thread topic!
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:51 PM
Location: some where maine
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i like them all .i havent had smelts in a while i might have to get some and fry them up
i like mine roled in a egg and corn meal batter with some garlic n herb.cookd in real butter.my scallops i like deep fryed.my trought as is just put them in a fry pan with butter and a lil salt n pepper.
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:56 PM
Location: Midcoast Maine
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Two words: Lobster roll!
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:07 PM
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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I was raised eating lobster when we couldn't afford "real" meat (and even when we could..), so I guess I'd say plain old steamed lobster (dipped in either melted butter or cider vinegar..mmm), but steamed clams come in a close second.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:00 AM
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Here in the Ocean State we eat fish all year 'round. More of it in summer, though! All you mentioned sound scrumptious. Now that it's after Memorial Day, we go out to the fish'n'chip place nearby (all freshly-caught) and buy 'suppah' on the way home from work, with clam 'chowdah' of course! The working man's paradise!
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:42 AM
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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My personal favorites are fried Maine shrimp, slightly crispy. Scallops, I liked them fried, however will usually eat them baked or broiled in butter and crumbs. Haddock, the best fish ever in my opinion. Whether it's baked, broiled or even fried I love it! I'm not a fan of Cod, unless it's in a chowdah.

I also love the way my sister does Sword on the grill topped with one of her homemade salsas, the same for Halibut. These two fish I prefer on the grill.

Steamed lobster w/ drawn butter, I can only eat one and it must be eaten outside. I would never order one in a restaurant, you just have to get down and dirty eating those.

Fresh water fish, I'm not a fan of. Perhaps it's because my parents never ate it. I did try trout again last month when I was home. My son caught them, prepared them and I tried to be a good sport about it. Still, not a fan.
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:21 AM
Location: Maine
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I don't think there's a seafood I've tried and not liked. The only fresh water fish I really like are cusk and perch. I'd rather have a crab roll than a lobster roll. I'm itching for a clam bake. As soon as the lobsters are shedding I'm going to work it out here for my family.
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:22 AM
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Crab cakes, yum!
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:21 AM
Location: Durham NC-for now
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Default Haddock pilgrimage

Generally the first thing we do is eat Haddock because all 6 of us love it. The boys and I love clam cakes. The older boys will eat shrimp while the grown ups eat lobster. The table looks like a buffet because everyone has their own favorites!
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