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Seafood Chowder

Boston Seafood Chowder

My father cooked the seafood chowder! He brought the recipe to Boston from his birthplace in Islesboro, Maine. I remember the tantalizing  smell as Dad carefully blended ingredients. 1/4 lb. salt pork 2 big onions sliced 2 to 3 cups of raw potatoes (also sliced, never cubed) 2 cups of water 2 lb.s haddock or […]

lobster-bisque

Lobster Bisque from Down East

The name “bisque” came later than the soup, which was originally  just called plain thick lobster soup. Lobster Bisque Ingredients 5 cups fish stock or chicken stock 2/3 cup uncooked rice 1/2 cup butter 3 celery stalks, scraped and cut into fine strips 2 carrots, scraped and cut into fine strips 1 leek, trimmed and […]


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