Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tantalizing Thursday-New Hampshire Part 2

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The second race in the Chase has the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers returning to New England to race at Loudon, New Hampshire for the Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

New England – and this race in New Hampshire especially – is known for lobster. The winner of the Sylvania 300 will hoist a huge lobster in Victory Lane.

So, as this is a recipe blog and one that is about the foods of New England/New Hampshire, lobster is on the menu!

Emeril’s New England Lobster Rolls
Recipe found on
From the Kitchen of Emeril Lagasse


4 hot dog buns
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup mayonnaise, homemade, or good-quality store-bought
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon leaves
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
1 pound freshly cooked lobster tail and claw meat, cubed (from two 1 3/4-pound lobsters)
Potato chips, for serving

Cooking Directions:

Preheat the grill or broiler.
Using a pastry brush, spread the inside and outside of each bun with the melted butter. Grill or broil the buns quickly to warm them through. Set the buns aside.
Combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt in a bowl, and mix well. Fold in the celery, shallot, tarragon, parsley, and chives. Then fold in the lobster meat. Place 1 bun on each plate, and divide the lobster salad evenly among the buns.
Serve immediately, with potato chips alongside.
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, "Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Eating Fresh" courtesy MSLO, Inc

Like its namesake, England, New England is known for tasty fish and chips. White fish deep fried in a delectable batter served with some delicious “chips” or fries as we call them in the States are just simply good eats!

Classic Fish and Chips
Recipe found on
Provided by: Dan
"Good tasting, simple recipe for New England's favorite dish fish and chips. Serve with malt vinegar, lemon, or tartar sauce."


4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1 1/2 pounds cod fillets


Place potatoes in a medium-size bowl of cold water. In a separate medium-size mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Stir in the milk and egg; stir until the mixture is smooth. Let mixture stand for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oil in a large pot or electric skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Fry the potatoes in the hot oil until they are tender. Drain them on paper towels.
Dredge the fish in the batter, one piece at a time, and place them in the hot oil. Fry until the fish is golden brown. If necessary, increase the heat to maintain the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) temperature. Drain well on paper towels.
Fry the potatoes again for 1 to 2 minutes for added crispness.

Autumn begins this weekend. There is nothing more satisfying than grabbing a ripe apple off a tree and tasting its sweetness. Unless, of course, it’s taking several and making a homemade apple pie. Here’s a recipe to make when you return from apple-picking with the bounty.

Mom’s Apple Pie II
Recipe found on
"Mom's apple pie is your standard for all other apple pies! It is a typical New England recipe that tastes the best in the fall when the apples are at their prime."


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 fluid ounces milk
6 cups apples - peeled, cored and chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (230 degrees C).
In a large bowl, mix white flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in oil and milk all at once with a fork. When mixture forms a ball, divide into 2 pieces. Roll out, one half at a time between two pieces of waxed paper. Line a 9 inch pie pan with one half.
In a large bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Mix well and pour into pie crust; dot with butter. Cover with top crust. Seal and crimp edges, and cut slits in the top for steam to escape.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then lower oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Continue to bake for another 30 minutes or until apples are soft.

New England in the fall is spectacular and these recipes will do much to transport you to the region if you are unable to get there yourself. Enjoy!

Please join me tomorrow as the Friday Music Blog returns to New Hampshire for inspiration as well on Chief 187™Chatter.


  1. Gonna try that Apple Pie!!! Trying to become more proficient at baking stuff.