Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How To: Host A Lobster Boil At Home For Your Friends

Hosting a lobster boil is a fun, lively way to entertain a group of friends, and the whole preparation is shockingly easy.
First, you’re going to need a large and sturdy table. To protect the surface, cover the table in plastic garbage bags, and newspapers. Put lobster crackers, forks, scissors and a roll of paper towels on the table.


  • Lobsters (1 per person)
  • Red Potatoes
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Asparagus
  • Butter
  • Lemon
  • Thyme
  • Russian Dressing

Fill your largest pot `with water. Bring the water to a boil and throw in all of the vegetables until the potatoes are tender. Strain everything out and put it all in a bowl on the table. Cover the bowl with foil to keep everything warm. Boil another pot of water and cook the lobsters for 13 – 15 minutes.

While the lobsters are cooking, melt butter in a small saucepan. Turn off the heat and whisk in thyme and lemon juice. Pour butter into small ramekins and put on the table for the lobster, corn and potatoes.

Use tongs to take the lobsters out of the pot and serve on a platter. Put the Russian dressing in another ramekin for the potatoes and asparagus. This meal is a really great, interactive meal and everyone will have a great time.

For d├ęcor and lobster cracking equipment, make sure that you have scissors, lobster crackers, lobster forks and bibs. You’ll also want to have lots of paper towels, wet wipes and garbage bags ready. If you want to make soup the next day, keep the lobster shells and leftover vegetables to create a flavorful and decadent lobster corn chowder.

To clean up after your party, just remove everything from the table, then roll up the newspapers and trash bags. If you’ve lined your table correctly, all you’ll have to do is quickly wipe off your table and everything will be clean.

Time to get cracking!

By: Collis Hancock | Image: Source


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