Downeast Lobster Bake

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    maine lobsters, about 1 to 11/4 pounds each
  • 4
    ears sweet corn, shucked except for innermost leaves
  • 4
    small boiling onions
  • 2
    lbs steamer soft shelled crabs, cleaned
  • 2
    lbs mussels
  • 2
    cups water
  • 5
    lbs fresh seaweed (or add 2 teaspoons of salt to cooking water and put down a layer of crumpled aluminum foil to raise)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large roasting pan or steamer, place one-inch layer of seaweed or layer of crumpled aluminum foil or on a rack.
  • Parboil onions and potatoes.
  • Shuck corn except the innermost leaves.
  • Place lobster on seaweed or aluminum foil; arrange corn and onions between the lobster and the sides of the pan.
  • Place clams, mussels, and potatoes gently over the lobster.
  • Keep the top of the pan contents level.
  • Cover with remaining seaweed and add water (salted if no seaweed) over the top.
  • Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil or a lid and place on stove or preheated grill to cook.
  • If using a grill, make sure the coals are very hot.
  • When steam becomes visible, cook covered for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, but leave covered for 5 more minutes.
  • Serve with lemon, melted butter or margarine, or your favorite lobster accompaniment.
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