Ed note. Nothing says summer to me more than wild lobster! Maybe it’s fond memories of family trips to Maine and enjoying a lobster roll or two.
In any case, getting together with loved ones is the best part of any Fourth of July celebration. That’s why I think Anna’s dish described below combines the best of the holiday: timeless memories and a great meal to enjoy with friends and family!
This year, I am taking my Independence Day celebration up a notch. Instead of the standard barbecue and beer event I usually host or attend, I was inspired to make a meal full of red, white, and blue!
My guests are sure to enjoy this new color-themed cuisine. To include foods of each of our country’s patriotic colors, I created this combination of taste and excitement:
Red: Amongst my friends and family, you can’t go wrong with bright red lobster! To prepare the main part of the dish, I cooked the lobster in boiling water with a splash of lemon juice for 9 minutes. Then, I submerged it in an ice bath to bring out the red color, and to stop the cooking process.
White: Especially refreshing on a summer’s day is to pair the lobster with a salad. My main ingredients were white peaches and goat cheese. My salad was a bed of spinach, pecans, white peach slivers, goat cheese tossed in home-made vinaigrette.
Blue: It isn’t a holiday with a few cocktails! Blueberries are the star of this refreshing summer cocktail. I simply combined ginger ale, lemon juice, rum, and blueberries together for a crisp, festive drink!
This entire meal took only minutes to prepare and is sure to create fireworks at your July 4th celebration.