Monthly Archives August 2013

Scallops in aioli sauce.



We live in the beautiful State of Maine with long cold winters and often times we take for granted all the wonderful fresh seafood that is at our door step year round. In the Summer, especially, I love to cook fresh seafood outdoors on the grill. One of my favorite quick and tasty meals is steamed clams and seared sea scallops pictured above. This meal I prepared in less than fifteen minutes. I garnished the scallops with mixed greens from my garden and whipped up this aioli sauce to dip the scallops in. It was light and a perfect meal to eat outside on the deck.

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Estes Lobster House

Are you in the mood for a wonderful, fresh seafood dinner with an amazing view of the Maine coast?  If so, take a drive down Route 123 in South Harpswell to Estes Lobster House.  I recently ate this seafood stuffed haddock meal out on the deck.  The day was gorgeous and the ambiance of the coast of Maine just a few feet away from our table was unbeatable.  I usually get the fried clams there, one of my favorite Summer meals at Estes, which never disappoints.  However, this time I decided to try something a little different and was very glad I did.  I paired it with a Gritty’s IPA from the tap which on that warm sunny day was refreshing and a perfect choice.  See Estes Ad in the August Cryer on page 26 and for more information visit Estes Lobster House at:  www.esteslobsterhouse...

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Wild Duck Pub

If you are in the mood for a great meal that is made with fresh and locally produced food then do yourself a favor and vist Wild Duck Pub at Highland Green, 114 Village Drive in Topsham.  I have had some wonderful light meals at this very reasonably priced restaurant.  During my last visit I decided to splurge with this amazing baked from scratch chocolate cake.  Rae Hebert leads the kitchen team at Wild Duck Pub and says she is inspired by the quality products offered by Maine’s local farmers and artisans.  Hebert integrates the best seasonal offerings to create satisfying dishes at this special little restaurant located at Highland Green Golf Course.  See their monthly ad in The Cryer for location, times, and specials.  For directions go to our “Where to eat” section and lo...

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