2 whole lobster (about 1 1/2 pound each)
12 cherrystone, steamer or littleneck clam, scrubbed
½ lb mussels, debearded and scrubbed
4 ears corn, husked and cut into thirds
Asian Mignonette or Cocktail Sauce or Tartar Sauce
1. Put 1 inch of water in a large stockpot and place a metal vegetable steamer fanned open in the bottom. Bring to a boil over high heat. Place potatoes on the steamer, cover the pot and steam for 4 minutes. Reduce the heat slightly, if necessary, to prevent boiling over.
2. Place lobsters on top of the potatoes; cover and steam for 4 minutes. Place clams and mussels on top of the lobsters and potatoes; cover and continue steaming for 4 minutes more. Place corn on top of the shellfish; cover and continue steaming until the clams have opened and the potatoes are tender, 4 to 8 minutes more.
3. Arrange the corn, mussels, clams and potatoes on large serving platters. Remove lobster claws and tails by twisting them from the body. Cut the tails lengthwise (see Kitchen Notes). Discard the bodies. Add the split tails and claws to the platters and serve immediately with sauces.
How to Shell a Lobster:
1. Grasp claw at the knuckle, near the body. With a firm twist, remove the claw from the body. Repeat with the second claw.
2. To remove claw meat, crack through the claw shell using a pair of kitchen shears. (Alternatively, crack with a lobster cracker.)
3. Holding the body in one hand and firmly grasping the tail in the other, twist and gently pull the tail from the body. (Discard the body.)
4. Cut the tail in half lengthwise with kitchen shears, starting from the underside. Serve halves in the shell or remove the meat.
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Provided by: EatingWell
Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total
- Calories 268
- Calories from fat 27
- Total Fat 3gm 5%
- Sodium 270mg 11%
- Total Carbohydrates 37gm 12%
- Fiber 3gm 12%
- Protein 24gm
- Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.