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Old 11-26-2004, 02:36 PM   #1
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New England meal?

Hi there,
as you'll see I'm from germany. My family lived in NY for
a couple of years when I was a kid(about 20 years ago).
I'm 30 years old now. Sometimes in I'm still in the US for business.
Meanwhile many things happened in our lifes but we are all
looking back to those years to be the best we ever had.

For a special ocassion(spelling?) I want to make a
meal with a new england flavor.
I have help from two professional cooks and I'm probably
able to get any ingredients I want to(except for "special"
convenience products).

It's for about 10 people.
I don't care how many servings(right word?) but at least

It HAS to include:
- New England Clam Chowder - got a couple of recipes
- Lobster - are there any typical salads, fingerfood?
- Something with bread-stuffing (doesn't have to be turkey though)

Got any Ideas?

Thanks in advance!



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Old 11-28-2004, 07:48 PM   #2
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As for typical salads, fingerfood for lobster, you may want to serve corn on the cob and a nice garden salad. Those are the usual things that are served with a boiled or steamed lobster in New England restaurants for the most part.

I am not sure I know what else you are looking for with the rest of your post. Are you looking for recipes for clam chowder and bread stuffing?

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Old 11-28-2004, 08:13 PM   #3
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You could try a stuffed bell pepper with either a cream-based or tomato-based sauce (or both).
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Old 12-03-2004, 01:13 AM   #4
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My parents are from New England, and the only way they truly love lobster is very simple -- steamed, you crack it yourself. Little bowls of butter, and believe it or not, saltines. Sides would only be very, very simple. Boiled new potatoes (yes, you can right in the pot if it is big enough, in modern times we'd boil them in another pot because how many lobsters can you fit on a pot in a standard suburban kitchen? We're talking feasts for a dozen to 20 people here). I agree with lightening it up with a green salad, but in fact, my NH relatives when I was around them thought almost anything besides the lobster and butter was excess. Anytime I ate anything made with lobster, besides just plain steamed lobster that I cracked myself, it was outside of New England. But then, don't think I've ever been to a real restaurant in New England, and haven't been there in over a decade!
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:31 AM   #5
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here's the something for the bread stuffing...


1 (6 lb.) crown pork roast, 14 to 16 ribs
1 lb. ground pork
4 garlic cloves, cut in half
1 lg. Golden Delicious apple, coarsely chopped
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. butter
1 (8 oz.) pkg. herb-seasoned stuffing mix
1/4 c. chopped pecans
1 tsp. grated orange peel
1 c. water

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place crown roast, rib ends down, on rack in roasting pan.
Insert 1/2 garlic clove in every other bone.
Do not add water or cover.
Roast in slow oven for 2 hours. Remove from oven.
Turn roast over so that rib ends are up.
Insert meat thermometer so the bulb is centered in the thickest part of the roast. Make certain it does not rest in fat or on a bone.

In a saucepan, cook apple, celery, and onion in butter for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in stuffing mix, pecans, and orange peel; add water and toss lightly to combine; add ground pork and mix well. Fill cavity of roast with stuffing and continue roasting until temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Cover roast with foil tent and allow to rest at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.
Carve between ribs. Serves 6.

Brussels sprouts makes a nice side dish to go along with the stuffing!
Good Luck!
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:17 PM   #6
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I love lobster! for finger food you might try making lobster rolls, its just fresh lobster (cooked, and chunked) mixed with just a bit of mayonaise and served on a grilled hot dog bun (the type of bun with the flat sides).

For the bread stuffing, you might try baked stuffed lobsters. Make whatever bread stuffing you like and add your favorite seafood to the stuffing such as crab, shrimp, scallops.

Also for bread stuffing you might try clams casino, I dont have a recipe but it's basically cherry stone clams, bread crumb type stuffing, bacon, and thats all I can remember, maybe a squirt of lemon on them, and grill or bake, broil, them. Those are fantastic!

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