For the Eleventh Day of Ford’s Favorites, we’re featuring our Grand Mainer. Today, Chef Tony explains what a Grand Mainer is and what goes into creating this fun roll with varying temperatures.
From Chef Tony
Ford’s Grand Mainer is a roll I created a few years ago that brings my two favorite seafoods together: chilled lobstah meat and crispy whole belly clams. The Grand Mainer combines cold and hot in one roll that makes you think you are sitting on Casco Bay in Portland Maine.
It also solves a dilemma for anyone who can’t decide between ordering the Lobstah Roll (with freshly steamed and chilled lobstah) or the Clam Roll (with flash-fried whole belly clams). Now, you don’t have to choose, you can get them together in one roll!
I created this roll to be available in both the standard size and the jumbo foot-long. I got the idea for the foot-long roll when we competed in our first Lobstah Rumble in New York City. I saw someone wearing a shirt that said “Home of the Foot-Long Lobster Roll.” I liked the idea, but I wanted to put our own spin on it, so instead of just using lobstah for the roll, I added the whole belly clams and created the Grand Mainer.
12 Days of Ford’s Favorites
Introducing the 12 Days of Ford’s Favorites! Each day, we will feature one of our menu items on our website and share some behind-the-scenes information about the item. You’ll learn the story behind these dishes, where and how we source ingredients, how some of the menu items got their names, and much more! Read the story and then head over to the Ford’s Fish Shack Facebook page to answer a question about that day’s feature for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
The dates for this contest are December 13 to December 24, 2019. This contest will be posted on the Ford’s Fish Shack Facebook page. Each correct answer via a Facebook comment on the post counts as one entry for the drawing. You must follow the Ford’s Fish Shack Facebook page, the Ford’s Wicked Catering Facebook page, and the Ford’s On The Road Facebook page to be eligible to win.
One winner will be randomly selected at the end of the contest to win a $100 Ford’s Fish Shack gift card. The winner will be announced on Facebook on December 30, 2019. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook.