• Ingredients: 23
  • Serves: 4

Hoisin-broiled ribs with sesame seeds with sesame seeds.


For chutney

  • Special equipment: about 65 bamboo skewers

Crumb topping

  • * Available at Italian markets, specialty food stores and some supermarkets.

Black Bean, Heart of Palm, and Corn Salad

  • 1 16-ounce can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen corn, thawed, drained
  • 1 7 1/2-ounce can hearts of palm, drained, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsps. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander


  • 12 live 1-pound chicken lobsters
  • 16 ears sweet corn
  • 12 extra-large eggs



  • You will need a shovel, a broom, a large canvas tarp that is at least 8 x 6 feet, a couple of big buckets, a few pairs of tongs, two pairs of gloves to protect hands from the steam, a pot to melt butter, a ladle, cheesecloth for wrapping the small food items , twine for tying the cheesecloth bundles and platters for the cooked food. A picnic table is terrific for serving the platters of food but is not absolutely necessary. You will also need plates, cups, bowls for melted butter, eating utensils, lobster crackers, plenty of napkins and several large garbage bags.

Espresso chocolate chunk:

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tsp. espresso powder

Very berry:

Peppermint fudge:

  • 3 tbsps. fudge sauce
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies


  1. Step 1 Combine first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Transfer to large shallow dish. Add ribs to marinade; turn to coat all sides.

    For this step you will need

  2. Step 2 Preheat broiler. Line baking sheet with foil. Arrange ribs bone side down on foil. Transfer marinade to heavy small saucepan and boil until very thick, about 7 minutes.
  3. Step 3 Brush ribs with marinade. Broil 4 minutes. Turn and baste ribs generously; broil another 4 minutes.
  4. Step 4 Turn again and baste. Sprinkle ribs with sesame seeds and broil until seeds are golden brown, about 1 minute.

    For this step you will need

  5. Step 5 Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Bake ribs until cooked through, about 20 minutes.(Can be prepared 1 day ahead.

Nutrition information

Calories 1,011 Carbohydrates 33 g (11%)
Fat 77 g (118%) Protein 46 g (92%)
Saturated Fat 22 g (111%) Sodium 741 mg (31%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 14 g Fiber 2 g (6%)
Monounsaturated Fat 30 g Cholesterol 228 mg (76%)