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Yes, it is just February and I am beyond the days of enjoying winter weather. This winter has been, and continues to be, a brutal New England winter. Sliding on the ice each day, mostly avoiding falls, schlepping around in mushy snow piles, and hoping to avoid facial frostbite due to severe winds (that actually make the curtains blow INSIDE my apartment) are just a few reasons why I am devoting this post to my love of New England spring and summers–wishful thinking is the only option at this point.

One of my absolute favorite things to do in the summer is to take road trips out of the city and hunt for the best clam and lobster shacks. The Boston Globe featured a nice overview of great places to get that summer seafood fix New England clam and lobster shacks – Boston.com.

I certainly have not tried them all but here are a few of my favorites:

Lobster Rolls and “Steamers”

Lobster Roll & "Steamers"

This is my favorite type of Lobster Roll–all meat, a little drawn butter, on a toasted bun. Other options include more of a lobster salad style that has a dressing (usually mayo based) which is certainly good too.  Also don’t overlook the classic “steamers” in the background. Another favorite of mine. These are usually soft shell, long-neck clams that have a wonderful sweet taste, with a subtle “sea” taste finish. The trick is to dip the clam in the water to rinse to remove some of the grit…then dip in the clarified butter. So delicious!!!!

Warmer days…..please come soon 🙂

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