Classic Shore Dinner Recipe

Classic Shore Dinner Recipe
Staff Writer
Classic Shore Dinner
Ron Manville
Classic Shore Dinner

Most people don’t have time to go down to the beach and dig a pit — if it’s even allowed. This is our way of doing the lobster shore dinner using the family barbecue. Ask your fishmonger for seaweed or go gather your own.

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Ingredients

For the firepit:

  • Newspaper
  • One 25-pound bag of charcoal
  • 12 pieces dry firewood
  • One 5-gallon bucket of river rocks or pumice stones
  • 10 pounds of fresh seaweed

For the food:

  • 12 new potatoes, scrubbed
  • 12 ears sweet corn, husk on, soaked overnight in salted water
  • 6 chorizo sausage links
  • Six 1 ¼-pound lobsters
  • 36 littleneck clams
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted

Directions

For the fire pit:

Start a fire using the newspaper and charcoal. Once the charcoal is flaming, add the wood and allow it to burn until you have a large amount of coals. Place the river rocks or pumice stones around the coals in a ring and place some in the coals themselves, being careful not to extinguish the fire. Add half of the seaweed on top.

For the food:

Place all of the food on top of the seaweed and then cover with the rest of the seaweed and steam until the ingredients are cooked, about 1 hour. Remove the seaweed and take out the food. Serve each guest 1 lobster, 6 clams, 1 sausage link, 2 ears of corn, and 2 potatoes with the melted butter.

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