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FAQ Subject: Luau crustacean style lobster
I read your answers to pork and other meats but am wondering about lobster. My honey and I are renting a cottage on the beach, in Prince Edward Island and he is really up for lobster done luau style. We thought we would build a fire in the sand,down about a couple of feet.Wait for it to reduce to red hot coals. Add lots of seaweed and lay the lobster on the seaweed, cover with more seaweed and sand. This would potentially steam the shellfish. Somehow I think there is something wrong with this and that it won't work. What do ya think?
If you throw in some clams, a few ears of corn and some potatoes, you can have a classic New England beach party. You need a bed of coals 4-6" deep, then 6-8" of wet sea weed, and really a layer of burlap would help keep things together. Then another layer of sea weed and 3-4" of sand. Then sit back and enjoy the wine and company for an hour or so. You need a shovel to remove the hot sand and sea weed and to scoop up the sea food to the blanket/table etc.
Relax and have fun,