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Seen any Maine shrimp yet?

silver queen Dec 6, 2008 05:15 AM

I read the season opened on Dec 1, 2008. Has anyone seen them in boston area shops yet? I love those little guys and a shrimp dinner sounds good tonight...

  1. The Chowhound Team Dec 6, 2008 07:12 AM

    Please head over to this thread on the Home Cooking board if you'd like to discuss recipes.


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    1. re: The Chowhound Team
      silver queen Dec 6, 2008 08:47 AM

      No, I just want to know where I might find them today.

    2. steinpilz Dec 6, 2008 07:37 AM

      I saw a sign up yesterday at New Deal in East Cambridge for Maine shrimp (also Nantucket scallops) but didn't actually go in, just give them a call.

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      1. re: steinpilz
        inmanchick Dec 8, 2008 11:18 AM

        New Deal has them with heads on.

        1. re: inmanchick
          ysb Dec 9, 2008 05:56 AM

          I stopped by New Deal last night (Monday, Dec. 8) and they did have the sign up but I was told that none actually came in. I'm going to call today or tomorrow to see if they're going to get them in. Will post back. Will they let you reserve some?

          1. re: ysb
            9lives Dec 9, 2008 06:15 AM

            Most fish markets will allow you to "reserve" specialty items. Just call and say, "Would you please hold onto a lb (or whatever) for me and give your name..and appx time you'll be by to pick them up.

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        JoJo5 Dec 6, 2008 10:16 AM

        I'd like to know if anyone has seen them with the heads on, please. I find them so much tastier.


        1. BostonZest Dec 6, 2008 10:31 AM

          I called River street Whole Foods this morning and they had them as of yesterday. I'll get some tomorrow. If anyone finds the head on, please let us know.

          Dinner tonight is a Craigie!

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            phillychowhounder Dec 6, 2008 11:21 AM

            Craigie on Main has the head on Maine Shrimp on their bar menu currently.

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            1. re: phillychowhounder
              BostonZest Dec 6, 2008 11:48 AM

              Wonderful! I known what I'm starting off with tonight! Thanks Philly

            2. galleygirl Dec 6, 2008 05:47 PM

              Saw them at the Bedford Whole Foods today; $5.99 a pound.

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                sultanp Dec 6, 2008 05:58 PM

                Also at Wayland Whole Foods - same price.

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                Utahinboston Dec 6, 2008 11:24 PM

                Sel De La Terre's Boylston Street location has a Maine shrimp on their dinner menu, served as a 1st course risotto with andouille sausage. They now make two delicious risottos on the dinner menu and a great mushroom risotto for lunch. I'm particularly fond of their burger, to which you can add foie gras torchon.

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                1. re: Utahinboston
                  BostonZest Dec 7, 2008 06:14 AM

                  I had a taste of the mushroom risotto yesterday for lunch when a friend (and excellent sharer- she put a perfect chanterelle in my taste.) ordered it. It was wonderful with lots of deep flavor. I'd love to taste the stock they used to make it.

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                  astanhope Dec 8, 2008 12:04 PM

                  Have you ever picked them up from one of the trucks that sell them on Route 1 in mid-coast Maine? They are usually just $1 per pound!

                  The last time I picked some up there - March, 2008 - they were actually STILL ALIVE in the truck, jumping around in the scale as the shrimpmonger weighed out my big order.

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                  1. re: astanhope
                    BostonZest Dec 8, 2008 03:06 PM

                    This sounds like it is worth a trip to Maine with a saute pan!

                    We had our first of the season yesterday from Whole Foods. They didn't have the head-on. If anyone sees the those locally please post it. Does James Hook carry them?

                    I posted my recipe on the home cooking thread given by the Chowhound team above.

                    Oh, and Craigie didn't have the Maine shrimp on Saturday-- they did scallops instead.

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