New England Recipes

Find recipes for clam chowder, Boston baked beans, and other New England staples.

Staff Picks

Boston Brown Bread III

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Absolutely fabulous, tastes just like the brown bread I had on my trip to Boston!

Seafood Sandwich

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This awesome sandwich is reminiscent of the famous Maine Lobster Roll, and made with ingredients that are easy to find.

Maine Wild Blueberry Salsa

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An antioxidant powerhouse that tastes incredible. The contrast between the sweet wild blueberries and tartness of the onions, peppers and tomatoes, makes this a great dish on its own with tortilla chips or served alongside beef or chicken.

Vermont Apple Pie

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Always start with fresh and crisp Vermont apples!

Newport Clam Chowder

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This chowder it is outstanding! It won the chowder cookoff in Newport a few years ago. Try it, I guarantee that it gets rave reviews!

New England Bean Dip

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I live in New England. This is a creamy bean dip made with red kidney beans. It goes great as an appetizer with crackers. Enjoy!

New England Potato Soup

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Thanks to Priscilla's New England Potato Soup for the starter recipe that I tweaked. Use your imagination! Throw in what you have available! Not sure about spices, read the label on the container. If it's for soup, try it! You can easily make this vegetarian by leaving out animal-based stock and the ham. Enjoy - very delicious!

Cape Cod Cocktail Meatballs

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These cocktail meatballs are perfect for a Christmas, New Year's Eve, or any party that you want to impress. They are the first appetizer to go, and everyone wants the recipe. The recipe originated in Cape Cod (cranberry country). Bon appetit!

Simple Broiled Haddock

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Haddock is a wonderful light and flaky white fish abundantly available in New England. This recipe spices up its mild flavor and is very quick and easy to prepare.

Italian Wedding Soup I

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Coming from Rhode Island, a very ethnic state, this soup was traditionally served at Italian weddings. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Classic Fish and Chips

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Good tasting, simple recipe for New England's favorite dish fish and chips. Serve with malt vinegar, lemon, or tartar sauce.

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

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This is a great old Maine recipe, moist and spicy. The bread actually tastes even better the day after it is baked. Great for holiday gift giving!

Inspiration and Ideas

Boston Baked Beans

"Great recipe! I use a traditional bean pot, which makes it even more authentic." – Sarah

My Best Clam Chowder

"Out of this world! I don't even like clam chowder, but figured it was a good way to get rid of leftover steamers. I love this recipe." – mbsosa

Auntie Anita's Lobster Stew

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Stirring is the most important thing in this masterpiece, otherwise it will curdle. According to experts on fine Maine cookery, the important steps to success in creating the perfect lobster stew are, first, this partial cooling before ever so gently adding the milk - a mere trickle at a time. The constant stirring until the stew blossoms a rich salmon color under your spoon and, finally, the aging, since every passing hour improves ins flavor. Some 'experts' even say two days. Overnight is good and 5 to 6 hours improves its flavor considerably. Be sure to reheat slowly.