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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'!

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

      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.

            http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

            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.

              http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

               
    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

        1. These are great! With Old Bay mayo.

          1. Had them at Teatro on Friday.

            1. Had as a small plate @ the new Gardner restaurant this afternoon. Gnocchi, shrimp, in a citrusy (?) sauce.

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              1. re: viperlush

                Viper, I had those too at Cafe G. Nice! I love the three small plates for $14 or $5.50 each there. My husband and I shared the shrimp, tartiflette, and country ham terrine. Then shared the polenta and mushrooms. All very good. And, the bread was great!

                Penny
                http://www.bostonzest.com/

                1. re: BostonZest

                  Thanks BostonZ! I have been wondering how good the new Cafe fare would be...looking forward to trying it. Sorry everyone...I know that this thread is about Maine shrimp!

              2. Island Creek Oyster Bar had an appetizer with them last week - delicious!

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                Island Creek Oyster Bar
                500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215