Margaret McLellan, the corporate chef for Westbrook-based Native Maine Produce, has been named the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year.
McLellan won yesterday's Blaine House cookoff with a dish described by the Kennebec Journal as "Maine Lobster purse with wild Maine compliments (sic) and pea shoot salad." And her ingredients consisted of Aroostook flour; native sea salt; Crown O' Maine carrots; Maine maple syrup; lobster from Shucks Maine Lobster (a co-sponsor of the event and another employer of McLellan); and Maine-farmed eggs, milk, butter, tarragon, and goat cheese.
- John C.L. Morgan