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"Shore Dinner" Menu (for the strong of heart)


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"Shore Dinner" Menu (for the strong of heart)

Gary Soup | Nov 6, 2002 11:41 AM

Here's a bit of living folklore about the "Shore Dinners" traditionally prepared by fishing guides in the 1000 Islands region of New York. I know that "Shore Dinners" are prepared in other parts of the Northeast, too. Any other menus/recollections/handed-down recollections?

"a traditional shore dinner [is] comprised of the catch of the day, corn on the cob, fried potatoes, and green salad with 1000 Islands salad dressing. Three local traditional specialties of the meal include boiled coffee, an 'appetizer' of a BLT made with rendered fatback [melted over a hot open fire for deep frying the fish), and 1000 Islands Guide's French toast: deep fried quickly and served with heavy cream, maple syrup and a shot of bourbon"

The quote is from the link below, which contains some amusing narratives about the old tradition. The character in the second section, Jim Brabant, happens to be my sister's husband's brother. I also have a source for a recipe for the meal described, in case anyone's diet is deficient in cholesterol!


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