I Finally Caught a Lobster!

I keep a lobster trap under the ship at work and I've only ever caught crabs. But TODAY I pulled in my first lobby. I kinda feel like I can do anything now.

Easy Pesto Shrimp Skewers


These shrimp taste elegant but they only require two ingredients, shrimp and pesto!

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Hoggin at Monument Beach

A monument Beach heads up: it's crawling with other hoggers! You might need to go pretty far south down the beach to get many.

We were lucky to get enough to feast on clams casinos and the winning stuffies later that night.

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Winning the Hogoff at Quahog Republic

Against all odds, far from the cornfields of the midwest, meandtheclams.com won a quahog stuffie contest in Cape Cod. I think I peaked.

The Honey Hole of Agawam Beach

On Black Friday, I woke up and took a stroll to the local Harbor Master to check the current shellfishing map. This is basically a shack on a pier with a colored-pencil drawing of the surrounding waters with details on what kind of fishing is legal in different areas. The only open clamming bed close-by was on Agawam Beach, a beach I've never visited. Although I didn't know where the good clamming spots were at that location, my friends visiting from Chicago and I were determined to get some quahogs. And by gad, we got em. We putzed around looking pretty legit without getting anything for a long hour or more:

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Peruvian Ceviche with Shrimp and Tilapia

My friend Mirey makes some delish Latino food. This is based off of her dad's recipe.

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Tuna Tartare Night

There are days when you just want to bite into a raw tuna steak. I was having a diner party and I wanted to make tartare with ginger, avocado and something faintly sweet to it, like honey.

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*Real* Nautical Food

I've been told worst thing that can happen on a training ship is to run out of peanut butter. Luckily the USTS Kennedy was well-equipped with giant tubs of it, along with surprisingly good meals every day.

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Grilled Quahogs for One

This morning I was out of eggs. Luckily, I had a handful of quahogs from my last outing. Being lazy in the morning, I decided to just throw these on the grill. It's quick and easy, and the great taste of the lil guys doesn't get masked by anything else.

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