How to Throw the Best Lobster Boil Party

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Lobster is a delicacy that people who don’t live on the coast don’t often get to enjoy. But what if we told you there was a way to bring this essential part of east coast living to you?

That’s right! You can host an authentic lobster boil party no matter where you live!

The good news is, you don’t need an excuse to enjoy great food with your loved ones. With these few tips, you’re sure to throw a fantastic lobster boil party that your friends and family will be talking about for weeks to come.

The Food

First things first, you’ll want to set your menu and get all your ingredients prepared. The star of the show will, of course, be the lobster, but you’ll want to plan some side dishes as well. Potato salad, coleslaw, clam chowder, corn, and mac and cheese all pair well with lobster and will help round out your meal.

Lobster is best cooked and served day-of, so order your lobster in advance to ensure that you’ll be prepared. If you don’t live on the east coast, you can get fresh lobster shipped right to your door thanks to various online retailers.

Next, you’ll need to learn how to cook lobster tails. You can boil, steam, bake, poach or grill it depending on your preference and how much time you have. No matter what cooking method you choose, don’t forget the most crucial part— lots of melted butter for dipping.

What You’ll Need

It’s likely that a lobster won’t fit into your regular cooking pots so, you’ll need to make sure you get a pot that’s big enough for boiling a few lobsters at a time. It’s also smart to have a big pair of tongs on hand to handle the hot lobster while cooking.

Depending on the cooking method that you choose, other cooking tools may be needed as well. Read your chosen recipe thoroughly beforehand to ensure you have everything that you’ll need.

Eating lobster takes a bit of skill and there are a few utensils you will need to help you out. For starters, you’ll need some lobster crackers for breaking the lobster shells. You’ll also want to grab some skewers so you can easily pick all the meat out of the shell.

Things may get messy, so you’ll want to have plenty of napkins or wet wipes on hand. It’s also a good idea to cover your table with either a table cloth or newspaper to make clean up as easy as possible. You may even want to get bibs to help keep everyone’s clothing clean.

The Guest List

Good food is best enjoyed with the people you love most. Whether you choose to invite friends, family, or both, when it comes to a lobster feast, the more the merrier.

To limit the amount you must prepare, consider asking your guests to prepare the sides. It may also be a good idea to ask everyone to bring their own Tupperware so they have something to bring home leftovers in.