Maybe you feasted on burgers and dogs on the Fourth of July. Or maybe you went for salmon, an old New England classic for Independence Day … we shared old salmon horror stories last night while we munched burgers and dogs, my sister-in-law’s potato salad and slaw.
So what about this weekend?!? What’s on your menu? I’m thinking lobster sounds good! Here are a few ideas:
How to start? When in doubt a seafood festival sounds good to me. How about Artichoke Leave with Shrimp. Then again, my Mediterranean Shrimp are always a hit. Add some Tapenade with fresh veggies and a few Roasted Almonds. I’ve got some of each on hand – how about you? What special treats do you have in your refrigerator and cupboard? Caviar? A wonderful pesto or special cheese? Bring them out and, voilà, you’ve got the hors d’oeuvres covered.
And on to the main event! Who doesn’t love steamed lobster? Try my dad’s recipe and amaze your friends and family with perfect lobster every time. Serve the lobster with Israeli Couscous & Grilled Vegetable Salad or a fresh Garden Salad and a yummy Potato Salad with Gorgonzola .
End on a sweet note! Since you are using my dad’s recipe for lobster, why not bake his favorite Blueberry Pie for dessert. (If you’ve got a big crowd, then Blueberry Crisp is probably a better solution.)
Have a great weekend! Bon appétit!
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© Susan W. Nye, 2012