Saturday, June 15, 2013

Lobster on a Race boat and why memorable meals are not always the fancy ones

Sorry for my blog absence, but I have been off racing the Annapolis to Newport Race and then hanging out in Newport. However , I did have what I am certain will go down in my personal great meals of all time while in Newport. It was not the hardest preparation but the environment that made it great.
While at the dock in Newport we decided to have a lobster boil on the boat. Corn on the cob, lobsters, butter, wine or beer. One pier over was where the lobstermen sold their lobsters.
So we got 1 1/4 lb lobsters for everyone who was staying on the boat at the dock and I boiled them along with corn and melted some butter. Served alongside cold beer and wine and sunset on a fast raceboat it was the perfect dinner.
Now I should stop showing you pictures of the live lobsters posed all over the boat and instead tell you how to make this happen for yourself. Ok first you sail from Annapolis to Newport in the tropical depression Andrea. Humm you say that is a little to hard. Ok then how easy are these instructions

Boiled lobster dinner
1 lobster per person 
1-2 ears of corn per person 

1. Obtain live lobsters you want them about 1 1/4 lbs per person. 
2. In largest pot bring water to a rolling boil
3. Put lobsters in head first one at a time prepared to put the lid on top of them so they do not snap out and boil for 18 minutes. 
4. During this 18 minutes at some point stick the husked corn on cob into the boiling water for 5-8 minutes
5. In separate pot melt the butter.
6. Using tongs remove the corn and then the lobsters from the water allowing as much as possible water to drain off. 
7. Serve with melted butter. 

8.Ideally with lobster tools but should you be on a boat not stocked with such items you may find your sailors eating it with the help on a good clean multitool 

Monday, June 3, 2013


Everyone makes lemonaid but in reality, I like limeaid even more. Not to mention I had a ton of limes in the house as they were on sale at the grocery store this week. So how to make this tart delicious drink
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice ( around 6 limes but varies by size of limes and level of juicy goodness)
4 cups cold water

How to
1. In small saucepan over medium heat stir together the 2/3 cup sugar and the 2/3 cup water using a whisk until the sugar is all dissolved. Take off heat.
2. Juice the limes until you have a 1/2 cup of lime juice. You will get more juice out if you firmly roll the uncut lime against the cutting board before cutting and juicing.
3. Pour the simple sugar mix into your container and then add 2 cups of cold water and then add the lime juice and the remaining two cups of cold water . Put the lid on and shake or stir with a spoon if no lid.
4. Pour over ice and enjoy. Lime wedge garnish is optional