There’s nothing that says summer in New England like a fresh and
delicious lobster roll. Something about the cool lobster meat
complimented by the buttery, toasted hot dog bun makes this one of the
tastiest treats the sea has to offer. The following recipe produces 2-3
servings of this summer classic.
1/2 pound fully cooked lobster meat or 1 (2 1/2 pound) live lobster
1/4 cup bottled mayonnaise
1 piece of celery
Kosher or sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
2 to 3 New England-style hot dog buns
2 to 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
Pickles and potato chips as accompaniment
Rule #1: Never Skimp on the Maine Ingredient!
The best lobster roll is made simply: Chunks of lobster on top of a
grilled hot dog bun with a touch of mayo. Always use hearty pieces of
lobster meat, not shredded or minced lobster- We’re not making lobster
The Lobster Makes the Sandwich
Boil your live lobsters and let them cool at room temperature. Then,
shuck the lobster meat out of the shell. Remember, don’t overlook the
knuckle meat. True lobster aficionados know it’s the sweetest meat of
the lobster! Once the lobster meat is chopped up, mix it with a 1/4 cup
of mayonnaise. We like to use Cains since it’s all-natural and local.
Don’t over-do it with the mayo. Ideally, you should use just enough to
hold the lobster meat together. Purists prefer just a little mayo, and
a pinch of salt and pepper. Optionally, you can add some chopped celery
to give it a little crunch. Nothing else. Chill your lobster meat in a
covered bowl for at least 30 minutes.
Grab Some Top Split Lobster Rolls
Find some top-split hot dog rolls or east coast style hot dog buns.
It’s the kind with flat, white sides. These absorb the most butter
when toasted in a pan. What’s nice about the east coast style roll is
that when the outside is grilled, the inside stays soft. What’s more,
the rolls will stand upright with lobster meat loaded and ready to
enjoy. If you can’t find a “top-loading” hot-dog bun, give a brioche
roll a try.
Over-stuff Your Lobster Roll!
Next, lightly butter both sides of each bun and grill for 2 minutes per
side, until golden brown. Open the top split and pile in your lobster
meat until your lobster roll is overstuffed. Don’t forget to supply a
fork to get every chunk of lobster meat that spills out. Serve with
potato chips and a pickle and enjoy thoroughly!
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