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Page 6 THE QUODDY TIDES 26 January, 2018 l i lll TH o oooYT, I bl' Ri g50 years .~.~,~ ~m.~~~~~.~ ~ ~.r ~.~~~~~~ AS The Quoddy Tidesprepares tocele- tel S Bargains Comer was leaning danger- WlNrER MUSlNO hot sance brute its 50th anniversary this coming ously with every blast of wind. The area by Nellie lhurston While looking out my kitchen window, musing over what this week's column might be, a fleet of fishing boats cruised by dragging for scallops. The problem was solved. Below are several recipes that fea- ture scallops. SCALLOPS WITH FENNEL SHAVINGS 2 fennel bulbs 2 tsp. salt 2 tbls. olive oil 314 lb. scallops, cut in half 1 cup tomato puree Pinch white pepper 112 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 this. parsley, chopped Clean the fennel by removing any bruised outside leaves, and cut off any stalks and feathery tops. With a very sharp knife or mandolin, slice the fennel bulb crosswise as thinly as possible. Macerate the shavings in a colander with a teaspoon of salt sprinkled on top. Let sit and drain for 30 minutes, then rinse the shavings under cold water and pat dry. In a large saut6 pan over high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the scallops, mak- hag sure not to crowd them, and cook until tightly browned, about one to one and a half minutes per side. Remove and re- serve, then cook the remaining scallops. Return all the scallops to the pan and add the fennel, tomato puree, peppers and re- maining salt. Bring to a boil and Cook, stirring until the scallops are firm to the touch, one to two minutes more. Dust with the parsley and serve. Note: If you dust the scallops sparingly with a little flour they will brown more uniformly. SCALLOPS AND PASTA CASSEROLE 12 oz. scallops, cut in half 1 this. minced onions 1 cup water 2 tbls. butter 2 tbls. flour 1/4 tsp. paprika 112 cup milk " year, we will be reprinting articles and was quickly roped off, and cars and peo- 1 beaten egg opinions from previous issues The fol- ple were waved back from the area. The Big pinch oregano lowing article is about the gale that hit the wind stretched power lines, and occasion- Small can mushrooms, drained area 42 years ago on February 2, 1976. ally a shower of sparks fell to the street. 6-8 oz. linguini, cooked The Groundhog Day Gale The Bangor Hydro-Electric Company shut 2 tbls. Parmesan cheese off the power. In a saucepan, combine scallops, on- Monday morning school was closed and most of the town of Eastport was Quoddy Opinion ions and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Add the water. Cover and simmer seven down at the waterfront to look at the The Groundhog Day Gale brought wa- minutes. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of the wreckage of Wadsworth's store on the re- terfront destruction to the bay - the water- cooking liquid. Melt the butter in the mains of the wharf, swaying to the driving front of Eastport and Grand Manan - but saucepan. Blend in flour and paprika. Add wind. One could only be awed by the sea buildings and wharves all over the bay the reserved cooking liquid and milk. and wind against the mass of timbers, suffered damage of some kind- even the Cook and stir until thickened. Stir in a walls, floors, merchandise and rubble lobster pounds of Deer Island had many little hot sauce to the egg and add to the churning and pounding with the wind and lobsters swept out of the pound - with sauce. Mix well. Add the mushrooms and white-capped swells. The wind's intensity reportedly good lobstering nearby after the scallops to the sauce. In a 10"x 6"x 1-1/2" was increased by the hour, discouraging gale. casserole dish, add the pasta and top with any salvage attempts. No doubt, many people have in their scallop mixture. Correct seasoning, then Men balanced on the swaying wreck-homes what rightfully belongs to Kate sprinkle with the parmesan cheese. Place age were passing up whatever could be Wadsworth Brown and the Wadsworth in a preheated broiler for five minutes, found in holes cut by chainsaw, but this store - old photographs, family items and and serve with crusty French bread, was soon abandoned as the police and fire store merchandise which they picked up ******* department realized the danger, after the store collapsed into the saltwater. Driving rain and powerful gusts forced The Wadsworth family, Kate and Alcid most spectators into doorways and stores, and the three boys, would be very grateful where they could watch plate-glass win- for their return, and if anyone cannot re- dows shake and occasionally shatter, cov- turn them to their home in Perry, they can ering the street with glass, be left at The Quoddy Tides office; the Then suddenly there was a new threat - Tides will be glad to store such items until the old Cherry building that housed Chris- they can be collected by the Browns. FISHERMAN'S SEAFOOD PIE l-lb. bag of frozen cauliflower 1-1/3 cups of milk 1 lb. bay scallops or 12 oz. salmon f'dlet, large dice 8 oz. small shrimp, shell before poaching 3 this. butter 2 tbls. flour 1 this. whole grain mustard Preheat oven to 400 F. The cauliflower should be cooked to package directions in salt water, drained, then pur(w,d in a food processor with a tittle butter and 1/2 cup of seasoned bread crumbs. Should have the consistency of mashed potatoes. If not, add more bread crumbs. Poach scallops and shrimp in milk on medium-high heat. When done, drain and reserve milk. Divide the poached seafood and place into ~he bottom of four ramekins or a two-quart casserole dish. Make a me- dium white sauce with the butter, flour and reserved milk. Add mustard, blend and pour over the seafood, Cover with the cauliflower purde, sprinkle with buttered bread crumbs and bake for 20 minutes or until topping has browned. :: : ::: :: :::::::: : :::: i~::~:i:::::::.~:~ : "i:~:: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: . : " . : - ." ::::.::: ~:.:. ::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ~.~: ~ ~::~:~:~:~:~ ~?~:~:~: ~ ~: ~ .~: :: ::::::::: : :: :. [ Crossword Answers Dastardly Dick's Dog Boarding and Care Day care, boarding, exercise, love DAYCARE $10/DAY BOARDING OVERNIGHT $20 for 1 dog $35 for 2 dogs $45 for 3 dogs 6 Kendall Head Road Eastport, ME 04631 (207) 344-8457 or 344-8460 IT'S NO FUN BEING COLD! Help your neighbors with a gift to the: the EMERGENCY FUEL FUND c/o GEECA PO Box 147 Eastport, ME 04631 www.eastportla All donations are tax deductible through Greater Eastport Ecumenical Churches Association. FLOATING INTO THE EASTPORT BREAKWATER is the warehouse of the S. L. Wadsworth and Son store during the Groundhog Gale of February 2, 1976. Church seeks welcoming designation Christ Episcopal Church of Eastport is gregation with an emphasis on mission in completing a process to be known public- our community. We are young and old, ly as a welcoming and affh-rning congre- native Eastporters and people 'from gation. This designation signifies that all away,' married and single, gay and persons, whatever their sexual orientation straight. We seek to be faithful to the bap- or gender identity, are invited and wel- tismal commands to respect the dignity of come at all activities and services and to every person and to seek Christ in every- become members of the congregation, one we meet. We believe there is a place "People may ask why we are doing this for everyone around God's table and that now, since same-gender marriage is law," no one should be marginalized or made says Rev. Lynn Rutledge, rector. "Our unwelcome in the Episcopal church." thinking at some meetings was that we are already welcoming, so why do we need to take this step? But people who are search- " circle ing or have been rejected by religious eyes care of elderly groups have no way of knowing this un- less we make a public statement." A Caregiver Community Circle will be "We will be registering as aBelieve Out held on Friday, January 26, at 10:30 a.m. Loud Episcopal Congregation through In- at Christ Church in Eastport. This is a tegrity USA. That registration will be in- chance for caregivers, providers and oth- cluded on a map of similar congregations ers to explore how to best support the throughout the country," Rutledge contin- elderly members of the community. Avail- ues. able resources and services will be dis- As part of the process, the Christcussed, as well as ideas that could be used Church Vestry adopted the following in order to better care for orphaned elders. statement: "We are a small and lively con- For additional information, please con- tact either Holly DeYoung at Sit Y YOU SA W IT or (207) 853-4045 or Bob St. Clair by emailing IN THE QUODDY TIDES .