PEI – East Coast Seafood Boil

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This was a definite first for me – A real deal East Coaster seafood boil.

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The closest I’ve ever come to this is what the Chinese call ‘hot pot’ but there is something about cooking al fresca that makes this very special!

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Especially on a gorgeous day and a view as spectacular as this! Yes, that is the national park and the Cavendish shoreline in the background! Just beautiful!

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The lobster came from Carr’s Warfside Market and I had a little friend help me pick it up!

There was so much seafood, we needed to get two burners and pots going!

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Lots of debate over how long the lobster needed to be in the pot for and the order of which the other ingredients were added. The host of course got I just right!

12 full lobsters and several pounds of clams, mussels, PEI baby potatoes, corn and chorizo later…

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Seafood boil is not a dainty meal…it is 100% messy, so prepare to get your fingers dirty!

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This type of meal definitely calls for a makeshift napkin bib to avoid an accidental seafood juice splatter.

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No better dessert than a proper strawberry shortcake made with fresh local island strawberries and whipping cream!

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Dig right in everyone!

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Thanks to my PEI friends for putting on such a spectacular dining experience and the warm east coast hospitality!!!

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    • It was great! I went out a few weeks ago to ‘try’ to learn how to golf. My friend’s dad agreed to teach me – thanks David!!! I was only there for a weekend but I packed in as much as possible. There will be another two posts coming up on PEI! Stay tuned… Miss you Abbie! Hope to see you soon!

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