We’re going sweet for the Fourth Day of Ford’s Favorites and featuring Blueberry Pie! Today, Chef Tony shares what makes Ford’s Fish Shack’s Blueberry Pie special.
From Chef Tony
Blueberry pie is Maine. Besides lobstah, when you think of Maine, you think of a warm slice of blueberry pie with a big scoop of cold ice cream. When I was working on the recipe for Ford’s Fish Shack, I knew we had to use wild Maine blueberries. Most blueberries you get down here are these huge berries that have no taste.
Maine is known for its wild blueberries, which thrive in the northern climate. If you compare wild blueberries to mass harvested blueberries, you will find that wild blueberries have a more intense, sweet, and tangy taste. They are naturally smaller and more compact. All this leads to a more flavorful and traditional New England blueberry pie.
When we first opened Ford’s Fish Shack, it was a challenge to find the small wild Maine blueberries. After some research, we did eventually find a couple of New England farms that provide us berries for our Blueberry Pie.
Initially, Ford’s Fish Shack’s Blueberry Pie was served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. But about 4 years ago, Ana had the brilliant idea to change the vanilla ice cream to cinnamon ice cream, which compliments the pie much nicer. We believe the Blueberry Pie is a “Blue Ribbon Winner.”
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.