We started the Canadian leg of our vacation today, driving an inland route from Bangor, ME to Fundy National Park in New Brunswick. We’re staying at the Fundy Park Motel, and Doug Stewart, the owner, said to go into town (Alma) and get some take-out from a seafood shack.
He suggested the scallop dinner and a large order of fried clams, and we almost followed that. A small order of fried clams seemed like enough for us. Scallops are the shellfish around these parts, and it was the fried scallops that I hadn’t seen at tons of similar New England seafood shacks. (Okay, they also had poutine on the menu.)
Anyway the scallops were amazing! Cooked perfectly inside, crispy and browned on the outside. Pre-frozen fries, I think, and the ketchup only came in little packets– not ideal for the slatherer. But: all totally worth it for the scallops.
We have a couple more days in this region and I hope to have them again somewhere. The fried clams were fine. The beers we bought at the Alma General Store and smuggled into the picnic area of the take-out joint were also just right. Followed the whole fried-food and contraband beer dinner with yet another soft-serve cone. Choc-van swirl.