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Xmas eve seafood dinner- feedback welcome

jnab121 | Dec 19, 201302:17 PM

My wife and I will be entertaining 8-10 guest Xmas eve. I will be doing the majority of the cooking and tried to craft the menu so that I'll still be able to enjoy my guests company. We have been going back and forth on if we need additional entree's in addition to the lobsters or if it will be too much food or take away from the lobster. The shrimp and fish entree listed are still up in the air. My proposed menu is as follows:

Antipasta (olives, roasted pepper, marinated artichokes)
Cold seafood salad- shrimp and calamari (I'll prepare that day)
Shrimp cocktail- homemade cocktail sauce and a remoulade
baked clams
crab dip
fried clamari

Lobster ravioli- buying homemade from pasta store

Whole lobster each with butter
baked Shrimp dish- either stuffed shrimp, cocnut shrimp or scampi
fish dish- meditaranian style cod w/capers or filet of sole


The apps will be pretty easy to pull off as only the fried calamari will need to be done at time of serving. The majority of my time will be spent boiling 10 lobsters for the entrees.

Any thoughts or suggestions on the menu? Right amount of food, or way too much? Thanks

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