When it comes to summer celebrations, there is no party quite as exciting as the one you hold on the Fourth of July. And when it comes to summer seafood dishes, there is nothing more delicious than a good Maine-inspired lobster boil.
Combine the two together and you are bound to have an Independence Day celebration to remember!
Your decorating options are endless when preparing for an Independence Day celebration, and we at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. love the idea of personalizing every aspect of your party to match its red, white and blue theme. On top of arming children with brightly colored pinwheels and miniature flags, why not add some flair to your appetizer and dessert spreads?
This DIY garland is perfect for decorating any table and these cloth decoupage trays can hold all of your delicious appetizer and dessert options.
Barbecued Bacon Shrimp
Is there any food that Americans love more than bacon? Probably not – which is why we are sure that your summertime guests will be happy to munch on these flavorful barbecued bacon shrimp appetizers before your lobster boil is ready.
The best part about this appetizer is that it can be cooked right on the grill! This way you don’t have to go inside to prepare food while everyone else is celebrating outdoors.
Red, White and Blue Potato Salad
A colorful side dish that will taste delicious when paired with your barbecued bacon shrimp, this potato salad is both appealing to the eyes and the stomach.
Shrimp Cocktail Deviled Eggs
Another all-American favorite, deviled eggs can only be made tastier with shrimp on top! We recommend garnishing with paprika and serving with a side of cocktail sauce for dipping.
Star Spangled Lobster Boil
A combination of some of the best flavors of summer, what is more festive than a lobster boil for Independence Day? This one pot meal has rich and succulent lobster, flavorful clams, sweet corn on the cob and delicious smoked kielbasa sausages.
All you need is a large pot, the above ingredients and 20 minutes of time! Quick to cook, yet completely memorable for your friends and family members to enjoy, this Maine favorite is much more fun than grilling the classic hot dogs and hamburgers.
Red, White and Blue Desserts
Still have room for dessert after your delicious seafood meal? We have a few red, white and blue options that guests of all ages will love!
Ice Cream Pie
The perfect dish to end a hot, sunny day with, this ice cream pie is colorful and fun, with some of the best flavors of summer inside. Good Housekeeping’s Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Pie is filled with strawberry and vanilla ice cream, raspberry sorbet, and blueberry sauce; a berry-licious treat that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
American Flag Pie
Another berry dish with impeccable presentation, Colors + Crafts American Flag Pie is easier to make then it looks. Filled with cherries, strawberries and blueberries, it is an edible interpretation of the stars and stripes!
Now that you have all the recipes you need to make your Fourth of July decorating, cooking and baking a success, all that’s left to do is pick up your ingredients. Here at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. we have all your fresh Maine seafood needs covered with live Maine lobster, shrimp, clams and more available with free overnight shipping. Shop with us online or by phone at 1-800-967-4268 to order all the necessities for your Fourth of July feast.