Baked Oysters with Eden Farms Bacon

Baked Oysters with Eden Farms Bacon
When we opened Mckendricks 15 years ago we started out with a menu that was very basic. No real pizzazz  and as the months rolled by I would sit and trade menu ideas with Claudia Mckendrick. We tested menu ideas constantly, added new items to the menu and worked hard to quickly develop a brand. One item that has become a signature menu item is the Baked Oysters. Claudia came up with the idea and I developed the recipe into a fantastic dish that has been on our menu since the beginning. The Blue point oysters we use are a good steak house oyster from Long Island and are a medium size oyster...
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Swan’s Island Steamer Clams

Swan’s Island Steamer Clams
I always get calls from vendors about new products on the market and I always like try new and different food items for our dinner menu. Growing up in Jersey, we enjoyed eating large amounts of steamer clams dipped in warm drawn butter. We normally ate these tender soft shell clams until we could not eat anymore. I think northerners eat more mussels and calms than the southerners. Pete, from Halperns Steak and Seafood http://www.halperns.com/home/home.asp asked me if I would be interested in some special steamer clams. I jumped on that and told him if I did not sell them all, that I would...
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