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Appetizer for lobster dinner?

My mother in law's 60th birthday is on Thanksgiving this year, and she wants lobster instead of a traditional meal. We have been tasked with bringing an app, and I want to make sure it fits with the simple menu (lobster, corn, potatoes).

asked by Lowetown almost 5 years ago

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff

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added almost 5 years ago

Oysters?

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MTMitchell
added almost 5 years ago

We always have stuffed clams.

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Bevi
added almost 5 years ago

Steamed Clams?

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Flirty Foodie
added almost 5 years ago

How about a crab bisque? You're in the Bay Area, and Dungeness crab season just started! Below is my recipe for it...
http://flirtyfoodie.com/much-ado-about-crab-bisque-recipe/ (I'm new to this site, so I haven't yet added it to food52, but will shortly)

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added almost 5 years ago

Sounds like a common meal here in New England. When you say appetizer to you mean a salad or soup course? If its salad, a staple her is the classic iceberg wedge, with bacon and great bacon pieces & cherry tomato halves ( or make it a chopped salad) or clam chowder.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added almost 5 years ago

oops - meant high quality bacon pieces and chunky bleu cheese dressing.

Lowetown
added almost 5 years ago

Thanks so much for the answers so far! By app I was thinking more along the lines of nibbles before dinner.

Thanks!

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added almost 5 years ago

I plan on making these for the 1st time to bring as a hostess gift for my MIL for x-mas presented in a mason job. Maybe these would work? The reviews are amazing. Check the comments for more info. http://food52.com/recipes...

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Pegeen
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added almost 5 years ago

In the seafood theme, Coquilles St. Jacques (scallops in cream) which would be beautiful with a simple, boiled lobster. But only if you access to the stove top and oven right before serving. If the first course is not seafood... I just need a minute to think about that

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added almost 5 years ago

How about shrimp with cocktail sauce served on ice with crudités? Classic and delicious!

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Flirty Foodie
added almost 5 years ago

I has just about to suggest shrimp as well... But with maybe a avocado (also in season) dip

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pierino
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added almost 5 years ago

I do like the iceberg wedge myself---being old school. Once again thinking outside the lines, seaweed salad. Yes, really. It does pair up nicely with lobster.

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Pegeen
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added almost 5 years ago

Lowetown, what does your Mom love? To help us think about recommending an appetizer.

p.s. I want to eat at LambChop's house and dine on shrimp cocktail then lobster.
Please forward phone number for reservations. ;-)

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