It’s week 253 of Travel Photo Thursday, welcome! I’m still moaning over essays, but on a positive note, I am on schedule to be 100% essay free by Sunday! All this marking and the cold weather has me thinking of comfort food, and not just any comfort food. I’m craving three of my favorite Nova Scotia comfort foods.
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First there’s fishcakes and seafood chowder. I grew up on mom’s and dad’s, and, at 92, my dad still makes both of these dishes once in a while, and they are amazing. After my Dad’s, the best fishcakes and seafood chowder I’ve had in recent years was at the Train Station Inn in rural Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. I did not want this meal to end. Both the chowder and the fishcakes were seasoned perfectly, and the fish used in both dishes was over the top delicious.
If you want to try your hand at making Nova Scotia fishcakes, check out this award winning recipe. Homemade chow-chow on the side…hmmmmm:)
Here’s a delicious Nova Scotia chowder recipe, too. Chowder, in Nova Scotia, is almost always served with homemade tea biscuits, or homemade bread.
Now that I’m driving myself crazy with hunger, here’s my third craving. Can anyone guess??
Fresh cooked lobster, of course. I eat mine naked (the lobster that is!). Most people will eat it with drawn butter, and maybe add a taste of garlic. All I want to do is to savor is the fresh lobster meat!
If you’re visiting Nova Scotia, you can find good lobster restaurants anywhere in the province. However, if you’re visiting friends, ask then if they’ll cook you up a feed at home. This is a lot cheaper than eating lobster in a restaurant, and probably a lot more fun. Be sure to go to the lobster pound to pick your live lobsters from the tank. Boiling the lobster is super easy, and you can learn how here. Opening the lobster can be a little tricky, but if you’re at restaurant the staff will help you out. Cooking with Nova Scotia friends, and you’re in good hands. We’re pros at getting these critters open and onto the plate! I enjoy homemade biscuits or bread with mine!
Do you have a favorite comfort food that you miss while living in or visiting another country? Let us know in the comments!
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