Connecticut Recipes

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Clam Chowder III

Rating: 4.56 stars
Very basic and easy, and by no means low in fat, but very well worth it.

Stovetop Yankee Pot Roast

Rating: 4.39 stars
Good, old-fashioned pot roast prepared on top of the stove!

Hermits II

Rating: 4.17 stars
This recipe dates back to colonial New England.

Butternut Pound Cake

Rating: 4.92 stars
I love this cake. Makes your whole house smell wonderful. If you can't find butternut flavoring, you can also use vanilla-butternut or a combination of vanilla, butter and any nut flavoring of your choice. It is important that you bake this cake in a cold oven - do not preheat!

Simple Broiled Haddock

Rating: 4.62 stars
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.

Classic Fish and Chips

Rating: 4.14 stars
Good tasting, simple recipe for New England's favorite dish fish and chips. Serve with malt vinegar, lemon, or tartar sauce.

Real NY Jewish Rye Bread

Rating: 4.81 stars
For thousands of years man has been enjoying bread. This rye bread recipe will add to this ancient enjoyment. Having lived in northwest Connecticut for over 35 years, in close proximity to NYC with its great Jewish delis, baking some of the finest rye bread going, I snagged this recipe from a friend. Hope you like it. Enjoy and share with your family, friends, and neighbors.

New England Razor Clam Chowder

Rating: 4.58 stars
Thick New England clam chowder using razor clams. My family likes to harvest razor clams on the Washington coast. We clean and freeze our clams. You might be able to use canned clams. My husband like thick clam chowder. If you do not want it as thick omit flour, and/or use milk instead of cream. Serve with bread and salad.

New England Clam Chowder II

Rating: 4.57 stars
Minced clams with potatoes and onion simmered in a broth of clam juice and half-and-half. A great, hearty soup to start a meal off with, or can even be a meal in itself.

Summer Squash Casserole with Nuts

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a recipe that my Southern mother-in-law gave to me, her Yankee daughter-in-law! Zucchini or yellow summer squash may be used together, or interchangeably to create this delicious casserole! Use bread crumbs, crushed crackers or cheese for the topping.

Crab-Stuffed Lobster Tail

Rating: 4.56 stars
Lobster tail with a New England-style cracker and crabmeat stuffing. Serve with fresh lemon wedges and homemade dinner rolls for an exquisite but surprisingly simple meal.

Instant Pot® Yankee Pot Roast

Rating: 4.4 stars
This kind of pressure cooking turns complex weekend-only dishes into everyday fare. For this Instant Pot® recipe, I adapted our recipe for classic Yankee pot roast, using baby carrots and frozen pearl onions to cut down on prep time. Coating the roast with seasoned flour before browning adds flavor and helps thicken the sauce--an important step in a sealed system where water can't evaporate. Spoon the sauce over the beef and vegetables alongside mashed potatoes, buttered egg noodles, or rice.

Inspiration and Ideas

New England Crab Cakes
Rating: Unrated
This recipe comes from Maine and is EXCELLENT! These cakes are so yummy they almost melt in your mouth! They're great served with a seafood pasta salad, boiled potatoes, or fresh steamed veggies.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites
Rating: Unrated
I created this recipe to try to duplicate some appetizers I had last summer from Stew Leonard's famous dairy retail store in Connecticut. They are great as appetizers or as a fun food for kids. I love to make them with bread crumbs seasoned with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Gorton (French-Canadian Pork Spread)

Rating: 4.45 stars

French-Canadian pork spread for toast and crackers....This was my memere's recipe and so far I have never had any better. Very simple to make :) I guess from what I read, Croton and Gorton are almost the same, Gorton being the New Englander translation :) Enjoy