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Jan 17, 2012 07:50 PM

Maine Shrimp on menus

Wanted to separate this out from the retail pricing thread...anyone had any maine shrimp dishes either on menus or as specials that they want to recommend?

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  1. Both Strip T's (pan roasted Maine Shrimp) and East by Northeast (Maine Shrimp Congee) have had them as specials in the last week. Considering how excellent both restaurants are, I don't doubt that their renditions of the delicacy are also great.

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    1. re: hckybg

      Can confirm that the Strip-T's version is amazing. Git 'em while they're still goin'!

      1. re: MC Slim JB

        Can you describe the dish a little more? Looking for some home-cookin' ideas.

        1. re: emannths

          I'll let Slim give you the details, but the waitress said they were pan roasted (in butter?) shell-on, with heads. But for your home cooking idea bank, I can tell you that we made an excellent scampi with them last night. The sweetness gave the dish a taste not unlike linguini with clams. The preparation was simple: butter, olive oil, red pepper, lots of garlic, the shrimp, a little more butter, a little more olive oil and lemon juice, then the pasta.

          1. re: hckybg

            hckybg is correct about the preparation (pan roasted, not sure if in butter), which also included a bagna cĂ uda made with shrimp oil instead of the traditional anchovy. The shrimp were good-sized, whole, soft-shelled (as they are only at this time of year), had a bit of chili-accented seasoning, and slices of tiny celery throughout. A generous portion, too, at least 20 of them for $13. Nothing quite like the flavor of the heads. A rare treat, and probably only on for another couple of weeks.


            1. re: MC Slim JB

              I don't do this often, but here's a photo. I'm going to be looking longingly at this in July.


    2. Garden at the Cellar in Cambridge has a (very tasty) Maine Shrimp small plate on their regular menu, served in the shell with the heads on, that I had a couple of weeks ago. I would highly recommend it if you find yourself in the neighborhood.

      1. I believe they were on the menu as a special last night at Toro

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          1. These are great! With Old Bay mayo.

          2. Had them at Teatro on Friday.