Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day

For Father's Day, DH and I hosted a clamboil for my parents. A clam boil is my absolute favorite summertime meal. We usually get to enjoy 2 or 3 a summer, this was the 1st one this year, and I already can't wait for the second!

Clamboil for 4

4 - 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lb lobsters
4 lbs steamers
4-6 red potatoes (depending on size)
1 onion
1 1/2 lbs chorizo sausage
4 corn on the cob

Place steamers in cool salted water for about an hour. This will help the steamers "spit out" some of the sand in thier shell. After they have sit, remove and discard any clams that float, these are NO GOOD!

Get a large stock pot, bring about 1 -2 inches of water to a boil. Quarter potatoes and place in boiling water for about 8 minutes. Add Chorizo and Onion, lobsters, steamers, and corn on the cob. Cover. Cook for about 15 minutes until lobsters are bright red and steamers are open.

Enjoy the best one pot meal of the summer!! And be sure to have PLENTY of paper towels for hand and face clean up along the way, this meal is a messy one!

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