Skip the Turkey! How to Have a Maine Lobster Thanksgiving This Year
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and of course, delicious food! But this year, why not switch things up and have a Maine Lobster for Thanksgiving?
Here’s everything you need to know to make it happen.
What You’ll Need for a Maine Lobster Thanksgiving
Of course, the most important part of any Maine Lobster Thanksgiving is…the lobster!
You’ll need at least one lobster per person and live lobsters should be stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook them. If you’re using frozen lobster, be sure to thaw them in the refrigerator for 24 hours before cooking.
In addition to the lobsters, you’ll need:
- Corn on the cob
- Lemon juice (for the seafood seasoning)
- Garlic powder (for the seafood seasoning)
- Parsley (for the seafood seasoning)
- Salt (for the seafood seasoning)
- Pepper (for the seafood seasoning)
- New England clam chowder
How to Prepare Your Maine Lobster Thanksgiving
The night before your big feast, prep as much as you can. This includes making your seafood seasoning, chopping the potatoes, and shucking the corn. Store everything in the fridge overnight, so it’s ready to go in the morning.
On Thanksgiving day, start by boiling your potatoes. While boiling, season your corn with butter, lemon juice, garlic powder, parsley, salt, and pepper. Set that aside for now. Now it’s time to focus on the star of the show: the lobster!
Bring a pot of water to a boil and thoroughly submerge each lobster for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, remove them from the pot and let them cool. Once they’re cool enough to handle, crack open their shells and remove the meat. (Be sure to save all that delicious lobster juice! You can use it to make a delicious gravy or bisque.)
Now all that’s left to do is put everything together! Plate your potatoes, corn on the cob, and lobster meat. Serve with warm New England clam chowder, and enjoy!
Don’t Limit the Lobster to the Main Dish!
When it comes to lobster, many people think of it only as a main dish for special occasions like Thanksgiving or other holidays.
However, lobster is also delicious when served in small, appetizer-sized portions. Seafood and lobster appetizers make the perfect way to start off your Thanksgiving feast, delighting your guests with delectable and indulgent flavors.
Whether you’re looking for something simple and elegant or full of bold flavors, there are plenty of mouthwatering options to choose from when exploring seafood and lobster appetizers. So don’t wait — add some festive flair to your next celebration by including these delicious dishes!
A Maine Lobster Thanksgiving is a delicious way to mix things up this holiday season! By following these simple steps, you’ll be sure to impress your guests with an unforgettable meal. Bon appetit!
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