06/07/2012 06:20 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

A New England Seafood Cookout

With lobster, oysters, and fresh sweet corn on the grill, creamy shrimp chowder, potato and iceberg salads, baked beans, and more, this menu of classic coastal New England dishes is perfect for entertaining outdoors this summer. Make the sides ahead of time, and enjoy a cooling gin and tonic while you man the grill; once the fire's going, the oysters and lobster cook quickly. Finish it all off with a blueberry slump-an uncomplicated dessert that beautifully showcases our favorite summer berry.

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A New England Seafood Cookout