Sunday, July 16, 2006

Fried Clams - The Saga Continues

We headed to St. Martins yesterday. The dogs had to stay on leash but they got a swim anyway. And we wanted to try out the fried clams at the Sea Side Restaurant right on the beach. They were disappointing to say the least. Too chewy. Now the lobster roll on the other hand was perfect! They are famous for their chowder but it was too hot to try it. I have a hard time eating a good chowder on a hot day. So lets sum up. Ossie's Seafood Take Out in Bethel (between Saint John and St. Andrews on the highway) is still tops. The take out in Alma is also excellent but we had a little sand, very little but that probably proves that it came right from the dock there. Our next stop is Shediac.

Another thing I'd like to do is to go to Oven Head Salmon Smokers also in Bethel and Wolfhead Smokers in L 'Etang (both are accessible from the highway going from Saint John to St. Stephen, TransCanada #1, they are both close to St. George) and get samples and compare. It's not a major tasting but it would be fun. We have friends who love good smoked salmon so I think we'll get some samples before they come for a weekend. (Yup, Tan, that means you!)


Tanya said...

I'd like to go on that tasting with you. You do know what I like. You can get the Wolfhead smoked salmon at the Dieppe farmer's market too. For those who aren't up to the driving adventure. Wet smoked, not dry... that's the way to go.

The Gourmet Goddess said...

Of course I know what you like! That's what friends are for!