First, my apologies for the lack of posts. Too much traveling and a lack of internet. I will try to do better and I have a few recent meals that will make shorter posts. This is one of them.
On our final Saturday night in Little Compton we had about 15 people staying in the house and we decided the best way to feed everyone would be a lobster bake. To get people hungry we started out with a guacamole competition between me and my friend Emily.
Due to the lack of quality ventilation in the house and it still recovering from my lobster marinara, we decided to do the lobster bake outside. Enter the Tim Ryan turkey fryer.
Between that and the wooden cornhole game we made (Tim did the woodwork, Kristi did the bags, I criticized), we were definitely the rednecks of this quaint and quiet beach community.
Back to the lobster bake, the bottom of the pot had three rocks to separate the steamer basket from the water. Into the basket went 60 clams and 15 lobsters.
Now for why the post is named “Little Compton Hot Dogs”, once the water was boiling and we were about to put the clam/lobster basket in, I threw 10 hotdogs into the bottom of the pot. My thought was that they would cook in the liquid that came out of the clams and lobsters and take on some of the flavor.
Then the clams and lobsters went in on top.
Some people were distracted by the sunset.
But I just stared at the pot until it was time to turn off the propane burner and pull the basket. Which gave us our first look at the cooked hot dogs.
Hot dogs came out and were put on a plate where they were aptly descibed as looking like, “cafeteria hot dogs”. But I still had hope. We then put the lobsters back in the pot to separate them from the clams.
Along with 5 pounds of red potatoes and corn it made for an excellent meal. The hot dogs ended up looking appetizing once they were out of the water for a few minutes and got their color back.
I’d love to say that you could taste the shellfish juice in the hot dogs but you really couldn’t aside from them being a little saltier. Oh well, I would still do it again.
The whole meal ended up excellent and included Emily getting completely covered with lobster fat while cracking a claw for her fiance Nate. That upstaged the meal as the highlight of the evening for everyone but Emyo.
Next post will be about an oxtail stew that I made for our fantasy football draft.