A Shore Thing.

Well, I have to admit, that felt good. During my week at the beach, I squeezed in a little bit of work but managed to enjoy the hot sun and cold Atlantic without interruption, for the most part, at least. We ate well, practically living on crab—legs, steamed; cakes, broiled—and beer—Corona and Hefeweizen, so good after a day spent breathing in the salty air.

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In keeping with the mode we’d established, one of our favorite meals used fresh produce and seafood, prepared as simply as possible.

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Steamed peel-and-eat shrimp with a squeeze of lemon and a dab of cocktail sauce, plus a few cold beers…

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…a setting sun…

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…followed by scallops, gently seasoned with salt and pepper and pan-seared in butter; littleneck clams, steamed in beer, garlic powder, a touch of basil, and more salt and pepper; thick slices of ripe, heavy tomatoes, drizzled with balsamic vinegar and a sprinkling of (even more) salt and pepper; fresh corn, picked up at the same farm stand as the tomatoes, perfectly sweet without any accompaniment, but even better with a bit of butter, and, you guessed it, salt and pepper.

See a trend?

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Back-to-basics eating, rounded out with local blueberries for dessert.

I miss it already.

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3 thoughts on “A Shore Thing.

  1. marsha says:

    me too…. and not just for the food! :)

  2. PDXMatt says:

    There is a coast that is quite lovely here in oregon Marsha and co. Perhaps next family trip you can head this way… All that looked amazing!

  3. marsha says:

    I would love to! Is that an invitation?

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