Maine Shrimp

It's shrimp season in Maine. All along Rt. 1 you can find trucks selling these delicious little beauties for anywhere between $1 and $3 per pound, fresh caught. We're not talking the kind of shrimp you get in supermarkets -- the frozen ones in the bags. No, these are Northern Shrimp, pandalus borealis. The season usually runs from December until March or April and in that season we eat a lot of them. And freeze a lot of them to enjoy throughout the year. Or, if you are lucky like we are to live within the area served by the Midcoast Fishermen's Cooperative CSF, then you get shrimp every week. We have a half share and get 10 pounds of them every week for around 14 weeks. Leslie Land has some good recipes for them or you can eat them the way I did today when my darling husband fixed some to eat with cocktail sauce -- absolutely divine!


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