Updated: Aug 6, 2020
My craving started with something I saw on Chrissy Teigen's Instagram Story. She was hosting the most fabulous seafood boil. Then, as I was walking around my local grocery store, I saw these beautiful lobsters and thought "how hard would it be to host a lobster boil?". It was a matter of seconds and when I realised, I was already paying for it.
Hear me up. I'm the type of girl that when I decide to host something, I need a little bit of time to prepare, which is natural. A few minutes to put together a list of what I need, a couple of hours to buy everything, some time on Pinterest searching for ideas and after I invite everyone thats coming, I need at least one entire night to freak out, lose my sleep and think everything will go wrong. That's just who I am. LOL
But this time I just decided everything so last minute that I really didn't have too much time for any of this. Ok, here I am walking home with three LIVE lobsters in my grocery bag and thinking "What am I doing? I never cooked lobster before. What if they look at me and say please don't kill us? Am I really gonna be able to go through with this?".
So I got home, separated all the ingredients, started boiling the water. It was time. If you have trouble picturing how this whole thing went, watch this. That's exactly how it went. I put my pink rubber gloves on, grabbed the salad tongs, opened up the box and there they were, staring at me. I grabbed one by one and between I'm sorry's and screams, I set them to die. I mean cook. I think it's safe to say I might never do that again. It was DELICIOUS, though.
Anyways, let's go to the good part. Here's what I bought:
Small Potatoes (red and yellow)
Sauces I used:
Cocktail sauce (store bought)
Tartar Sauce (store bought)
Lemon Garlic Butter sauce (homemade)
1. Skip the paper napkins. It can get really messy and it's easier to use towels.
2. Put on the table a couple of layers of newspaper, it'll make it a lot easier to clean it after.
3. Separate a small trash can a place it under the table, this is really helpful.
If you have more time then I did, you can send invitations too.