Monthly Archive for June, 2010

Vineyard Haven Lobster Bake

Summer is finally here! Time for a New England lobster bake featuring the Maine ingredient, live lobsters. But you don’t have to fight beach traffic or dig a big hole in your backyard for this lobster bake version.


4 dozen steamer clams
fresh seaweed
6 potatoes, skin on
6 ears of corn with the husk on
6 medium whole onions
melted or drawn butter
6 sausages
6 live lobsters, about 1 ¼ lb. each.

clambake 200x300 Vineyard Haven Lobster BakeLOBSTER BAKE INSTRUCTIONS
1.Fill the bottom of pot with 6 inches of wet seaweed.

2.Divide the steamers among 6 pieces of cheesecloth and tie corners so you can pick them up. Place on seaweed.

3.Remove silk and all but two layers of corn husk from the corn. Place corn, potatoes, onions and sausage over the clams in that order. Top off with the lobsters. Put a layer of cheesecloth over the lobsters and cover with another 4 inches of seaweed.

4.Cover closely and place pot over high heat. When steaming begins, reduce heat to medium and cook for one hour and 15 minutes.

Serve with hot crusty bread and melted butter.

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Lobster Quiche Straight from the Captain’s Quarters



(with fiddleheads when in season)

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake pie crust on bottom shelf of oven while preparing the filling.

In large pan, melt: ½ cup butter

Sauté quickly: 2 tablespoons freshly chopped garlic

1 ½ cups dry French bread slices, cut into ½ inch pieces

Meat from 2 lobsters, cut into 1 inch pieces

Whisk together: 6 eggs & ½ cup light cream

Salt, pepper, parsley, chives & thyme to taste

Remove partially baked pie crust from the oven and spread sautéed ingredients into it.

Top with ½ cup parboiled fiddleheads, when in season.

Top with ½ cup parmesan cheese.

Pour egg mixture over and bake 1 hour.

captain lindsey house  19  200x300 Lobster Quiche Straight from the Captains QuartersCaptains Ken and Ellen Barnes are newly-retired from 25 years as owners and operators of the famed historic Schooner Stephen Taber. Their reputations in warm hospitality and professional excellence are widely known. Over the years they have been featured nationally on ABC, NBC and CBS. They were showcased during their final cruise by CBS Sunday Morning. Ellen’s appearance on the Food Network airs frequently. Ellen’s cookbook, A Taste of the Taber, illustrated by Ken, has become a classic both afloat and ashore and is currently in its fifth edition.

The Captain Lindsey House Inn was built in 1832 and open to the public in 1837 as one of Rockland’s first inns. Nestled among the historic seaport buildings of Rockland Maine, the B&B is a cozy and comfortable retreat that offers modern amenities without losing the grace and charm of the antique furnishings. The inn can accommodate personal or business travel and be your homeport as you discover the best of the Maine coast.

lindsey house 300x150 Lobster Quiche Straight from the Captains Quarters Whether you have chosen a spacious room or a suite, it will be appointed with television, telephone, wireless Internet, air conditioning and private bath with hair dryer, bathrobes, Egyptian cotton towels and fine toiletries. We’ve taken great pains to see that modern amenities never infringe upon the grace of the antique furnishings. Reserve the entire property for a corporate retreat, wedding party or a reunion with your friends and family!

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5 Lindsey Street
Rockland, Maine 04841

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Just Roll With It: Lobster Rolls and Relaxation in Ogunquit, Maine

marginalwaybeach1 200x300 Just Roll With It:  Lobster Rolls and Relaxation in Ogunquit, MaineSummer is finally here- thank goodness.  There’s nothing better than relaxing in the sunshine and enjoying some delicious seafood!  So get outside and enjoy some good company and good food.  Our friends at the Ogunquit Beach Inn provided us with this great lobster roll recipe.  Legendary amongst their family and friends, we think you’ll enjoy this lobster roll too!

The secret to a great tasting Maine lobster roll  starts with fresh  Maine lobster. Boil several lobsters, then let them cool.  Crack open the lobsters and use the best meat: tail and claws.  We don’t use the knuckles for our lobster rolls, we use only the best part of the lobstah!

Here is what you will need:

5 or 6 lobsters
3 heaping tablespoons of Hellmann’s or Cains mayonnaise
2 sticks of celery chopped finely
2 dashes of sea salt or kosher salt
dash of  pepper
1  dash of paprika
New England style hot dog rolls
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1. Mix all ingredients, except the butter and hotdog rolls; keep chilled until ready to use.
2. Brush unsalted butter on each side of hotdog roll and grill in pan or on barbecue.
3. Split the hotdog rolls (but not all the way through the bread) and fill with the lobster mix.
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Serve with chips, pickle slice and coleslaw.  Best to enjoy outside on a beautiful day!

ogunquitbeachinn 300x226 Just Roll With It:  Lobster Rolls and Relaxation in Ogunquit, MaineThe Ogunquit Beach Inn, a B&B located in Ogunquit village.  Walk to the beach, Marginal Way, nightlife and dining. Charming craftsman styled inn with all private baths, Queen or King beds, Flat screen TV, A/C & Wifi.  Ogunquit is known for its incredible beaches, breathtaking views on the Marginal Way, exciting nightlife and world famous dining.

The Ogunquit Beach Inn is in one of the best locations- there is no need to drive, just park your car and walk everywhere. Awake to the smell of hot coffee, and our famous blueberry Muffins.  Phone us for availability, and visit our blog, Life in Ogunquit Maine!  Walk to world famous restaurants and enjoy award winning lobster recipes!

Ogunquit Beach Inn
67 School Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907

To further hone your lobster roll technique, check out our article Lobster Rolls: The Official Summer Sandwich.  And if you’d like to have a fresh Maine lobster roll shipped to your home by lunchtime tomorrow, take a look at our lobster roll kit!

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The World’s Finest Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies in Freeport, Maine

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brewster House Bed & Breakfast is known for its cozy atmosphere and great location.  Steps away from L.L. Bean, lobster shacks, and the beautiful Maine coast, Brewster House is a great place to stay in Maine.  Not only is the Brewster House known for its excellent hospitality, but their homemade peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are absolutely delicious!

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1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter (chunky may be used if preferred, but it
tends to be more dry than smooth peanut butter)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips (or morsels)

1. Stir together all except the chocolate chips (or morsels) in medium
bowl, using a wooden spoon. Stir in chocolate chips/morsels after the
others are well mixed.

2. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper-
lined baking sheet

3. Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes or until puffed and golden (Cookies
should still be soft in the center). Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes,
remove to wire rack.


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Brewster House Bed & Breakfast is a restored Victorian home with seven spacious guest rooms (two are two-bedroom suites), and all with large private baths. The aroma of fresh ground coffee and sizzling bacon or sausage summons our guests to a gourmet breakfast, made with the freshest ingredients available, local when possible. We are just steps from L.L. Bean and nearly 200 shops and restaurants, and only a short drive from lobster shacks, lighthouses and Maine’s beautiful coast.

Give them a call and they’ll be sure to have your cookies ready, fresh out of the oven!

Brewster House Bed & Breakfast
180 Main Street
Freeport, Maine 04032

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