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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Everything But The...Scrimshaw Serving Tray, Part Two!

CSN Stores recently sent me this charming little fellow for review on Evenings With Peter--the Thomas Paul Scrimshaw serving tray with the whale on it, not the lobster! However the tray is perfect for serving a few freshly steamed crustaceans heaped upon it, as the durable melamine can well withstand heat and is also dishwasher safe for easy clean up. But do not put it in the microwave! If you are still skeptical, just use it as a platter for sliced meats or cheese and crackers--and check out the corresponding dinner and dessert plates which also happen to be suitably sized for salads and appetizers.

Here's a recipe for a Spicy Lobster Boil that I found on a dish towel by Kay Dee Designs over the summer in Damariscotta, Maine--Scrimshaw serving tray not included.

Spicy Lobster Boil
3 gallons of water
A bunch of lobsters, say 4-6 depending on size
2 large onions, quartered
10 cloves peeled, cut garlic
2 lemons, sliced
2 sliced oranges
5 stalks celery, chopped
6 fresh jalapeno peppers
4 tblsp. seasoned salt
4 tblsp. black pepper

Fill a large stock pot with water. Add all the remaining ingredients and bring to a rolling boil for 20 minutes. Add the lobsters and cover pot. Boil for 15 minutes then remove the lobsters. Rinse them with cool water and serve with melted butter, of course.

Do enjoy and don't forget to check out CSN Stores and their other websites too: the company offers links to more than 200 web sites featuring swing sets, cookware, modern furniture and just about anything else one could imagine!

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