Classic Maine Lobster RollsFrom binky67 8 years ago
- Ingredients shopping list
- 4 New England–style hot dog buns shopping list
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened shopping list
- 4 Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves, washed and dried shopping list
- lobster Salad (recipe follows) shopping list
- 4 dill pickle spears shopping list
- potato chips shopping list
- lobster SALAD shopping list
- 1 pound cooked lobster meat or 5 pounds live lobsters shopping list
- 1 small to medium cucumber (4 to 5 ounces), peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch dice shopping list
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise (Hellman's is recommended) shopping list
- 2 or 3 small scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced shopping list
- Freshly ground black pepper shopping list
- Kosher or sea salt, if needed shopping list
How to make it
- If you are using live lobsters, steam them until fully cooked; allow to cool to room temperature. Crack and remove meat from claws, knuckles, and tails. Remove any cartilage from claws and the intestine from the tails.
- Cut the lobster meat into 1/2- to 3/4-inch dice. If using whole lobsters, you can pick all the meat from the carcasses and add it to the meat, or freeze the carcasses for soup or stock.
- Place the diced cucumber in a colander; let stand for at least 5 minutes to drain excess liquid.
- Combine lobster, cucumber, mayonnaise, and scallions in a bowl. Season with a bit of pepper if needed; it is unlikely that salt will be needed. Cover with plastic wrap; chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Heat a lO-inch skillet over medium heat. Spread the sides of the hot dog buns with the butter, using 1/2 tablespoon on each side. Place the buttered buns in the hot pan and toast, without moving, until golden brown on one side, about 1 minute. Turn and cook the other side, about 1 minute more. Remove from heat.
- Open buns; place in paper bun holders or on small plates. Place a lettuce leaf to the side of each bun. Divide lobster salad evenly among them. Serve with pickles and potato chips on the side.
The Cookbinky67 Ellicott City, MD
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sounds delicious!magali777 in Mexico loved it
Ooooh I could sink my teeth into one of these right now cause they sound wonderful. 5 forks from mebrianna in loved it
perfect and a 5 from me.cookingforfun in Marblehead loved it
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