If you’re an avid traveler, you know that one of the best things about visiting the same spots over and over again is eating! Grabbing your favorite food, right?! The barbecue you’ll find in the South. The steaks you’ll find in the midwest. The vegan delights you’ll find on the west coast. We all have our favorites!
But what if you could have your favorites straight from the places that make them famous…at your home, any time you wanted? Let’s take the state of Maine, for instance.
The state of Maine is known for its cuisine full of freshly-caught seafood, hearty potatoes, rich cream and generous portion sizes. If you are desperate to get a taste of Maine, here are three of their famous state dishes that you can get to eating right away:
This Maine staple is beloved by locals and visitors alike — many tourists make it a goal to be found eating lobster rolls anytime they visit the state. The traditional lobster roll recipe is fairly simple because all you need is a white roll and a lobster salad made out of lobster meat, mayonnaise, chopped celery, lemon juice, parsley and seasonings. If you want to make your own lobster roll, you should go to the website Lobster Anywhere to have fresh lobster sent to your front door. They can bring Maine lobster to any state in the country in the span of twenty-four hours, including Alaska and Hawaii. The website is the best way to get fresh lobster delivered to you so that you can have the most delicious and authentic recipe possible on the same day that it arrives. When you’re done putting your classic lobster roll together, remember to serve it with a side of creamy coleslaw or a handful of salty french fries.
A traditional New England clam chowder recipe involves golden potatoes, thick bacon, heavy cream and of course, plenty of local clams. It’s always important for your recipe ingredients to be as fresh as you can get them—this is especially true when you are adding seafood to the mix. With the help of Lobster Anywhere, you can also get fresh steamer clams harvested from Harps well, Maine — these soft-shell clams will add a sweet, savory and subtle taste to a hearty chowder you’ll be able to appreciate from the first time you start eating. Remember to wash the clams before you start cooking by soaking them in cold water several times so none of the grit gets into the food.
While the blueberry pie is the official state dessert of Maine, the whoopie pie has been declared the official state treat—this is likely because the whoopie pie is not classified as a cake, cookie or pie but something sweet for eating in-between all three categories. The tasty snack typically involves a thick layer of vanilla filling sandwiched between two massive cakey chocolate discs. Sometimes people play around with the recipes by switching the main ingredients of the cream filling or substituting the chocolate discs. Popular choices include swapping out the vanilla flavor of the filling like this whoopie pie with salted caramel frosting or using slices of gingerbread cake as the discs.
If you aren’t a natural cook or don’t have enough time to get your hands dirty in the kitchen, there is a solution. You can order these Maine staples from the website Lobster Anywhere and have them delivered to your home whenever you like, so you can feast on these local favorites without having to follow a recipe or put on an apron.
So the next time you’ve got a hankering for your favorite region-specific treat, do some digging and see if there’s a delivery option for you! You might just be pleasantly (and deliciously) surprised!
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