Delicious Dish – Steamed Corn with Clams and Bacon
This is a “reverse-chrono recipe crawl” review of our most recent trip around town. It ended with a fabulous platter of corn and clams over pasta, complemented by a bottle of Chardonnay from the One Woman Winery. Yes, another nearly-local meal. Oops, the bacon, D’Artagnan Apple wood Smoked, came most recently from our local IGA, and the pasta came from nearby Italy.
You can see the New York Times recipe here, We first enjoyed this meal when the weather was warm and the leaves were green. I wanted to make it once more this year, using our fresh local corn, before the season ended. We give this one “two cobs up”. Delish!
One Woman Winery
We wanted a wine that would stand up to the strong flavors of bacon, Pimenton, Aleppo Pepper, and fresh basil that frame this dish. Consulting with Gabriella, the “One Daughter” on tasting room patrol, we selected a 2010 North Fork Chardonnay that delivered the goods. at $20.00 a bottle, it won’t break your budget. Visit this little jewel of a winery, and you will come away pleased.
Alice’s Fish Market
This is a sweet little shop right at the foot of Greenport Harbor. When on the North Road, head just past the village of Greenport and you will see a sign for Alice’s. It is worth finding. We liked the look of Alice’s, immediately. The folks running the shop are friendly and attentive. We stopped in for a look around and came back to get our clams before heading home. Four dozen little neck clams tipped cost all of $21.00 with tax. Yes, they take credit cards, but not Amex. We carry a cold bag with chill packs, and the shop obliged us with an additional bag of ice for the trip. No worries, those clams stayed well chilled.
Harbes Family Farm
Located on the North Road in Mattituck, the Harbes Family Farm is not only run by the Harbes family, it is family friendly. This past Sunday was the final day of the season for this farm stand. We were lucky to find some of the Harbes corn, which proved sweet and delicious. While there, Marian and I enjoyed some hot cider and fresh apple cinnamon doughnuts. The cider was just the thing on a chilly and windy morning, and the doughnuts were light, without a hint of greasiness. The Harbes Vineyard Tasting Room is located on this property, and it will remain open on weekends, until Thanksgiving. So, trade cider and doughnuts for a glass of wine, and enjoy yourselves.
We visited the Kontkosta Winery just outside Greenport Village and we will report on the beautiful location and great tasting we enjoyed. Until then, enjoy your trip around town!