|Well, just so you know I TOOK THIS PHOTO! All thanks to my droid Sheldon and sweet photo apps|
My family has never been big on BBQs we never frequented them, and when I was little my parents didn't BBQ at all. We didn't eat meat often. When we were little meat was in our house from time to time, and we didn't cook it that often. I also think having a grill would have been pointless, and I have a slight suspicion that our deck would go up in flames...
Well for Memorial Day Weekend 2011, we decided that we were going to be brave and BBQ! By we I mean my uncle, who has yet to set his deck on fire. My uncle got an amazing deal on seafood from Groupon, and before you wonder, it wasn't shady and it was all high quality. We gorged ourselves on the follow: lobsters, mussels, scallops, shrimp and crab cakes. That was just the seafood, we also enjoyed: grilled corn, grilled garlic bread, potato salad and cake. Just writing this post makes me hungry all over again.
Instead of narrating everything, I think I'm going to let my photos do the talking.
Grilled Corn Dusted with Chili Lime Salt and Butter
Mussels in a Spicy Tomato Sauce Served with Grilled Garlic Bread
Sam Adams IPA Latitude 48
Right, we also had a beer tasting.....seriously awesome BBQ
Crabby Patty Crab Cake Burgers with Spicy Mayo!
Grilled Lobster with Garlic Lemon Butter
Now we come to the piece de resistance (is that even spelled right?), the main event, GRILLED LOBSTER! *cue heavenly music* These were fresh, yes that means alive, lobsters that were sliced in half and then coated with lemon garlic butter. I did not take part in killing the lobster, I actually freaked out when I held the live thing. If this isn't decadence then I don't know what is. Just salivate at the photos.
|One Joshi likes the lobster|
|The other fears the lobster|
Well, I mean roasted garlic does deserve its own picture, after all roasted garlic is the bees knees.
Alton Brown's Potato Salad! Recipe courtesy of Food Network
I've never made potato salad before, I've only had it two or three times. I think my first time making it went over really well. I even tried to make it look pretty :)
Ohh, let's not forget about cake..........
Vanilla with Buttercream and Strawberry Ricotta Filling
|Yayay Northeastern! Someone want to give me a job?|
Rosemary Garlic Shrimp & Scallops with Mustard Butter Sauce
I forgot to take a picture of the scallops, a shame I know. However there is a good reason why, I was eating.
This was a good day, and I'm sure all of you foodies won't disagree. Thank you to my uncle and aunt for getting us all of this scrumptious food! Now I can see why people like grilling so much!!! Perhaps this should become an annual thing?