Lobster Rolls – Maine’s Favorite Sandwich

by Charlie ~ November 15th, 2010. Filed under: East Coast Recipes, Maine Lobster Recipes | Print Print

From humble beginnings in the unassuming seafood shacks dotting the New England Coast, the Lobster Roll has traveled all the way to the Pacific Ocean to become a king among sandwiches. And when you think about it, what better to stuff in a warm toasted roll than sweet, Maine lobster meat–and lots of it!

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The Classic Maine Lobster Roll:
A classic, mouth-watering Lobster Roll is simply lobster meat gently tossed in mayo and piled high in a New England style split-top hot dog roll that’s been buttered and toasted on both sides.  Here’s a time-tested recipe that’ll serve 2-3:

Lobster Roll Ingredients:
1/2 pound fully cooked lobster meat or 1 (2 1/2 pound) live lobster
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 piece of celery, chopped
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

Boil your live lobsters and let them cool for a few minutes at room temperature.  Then, shuck the lobster meat out of the shell. Claw and knuckle meat is perfect for a lobster roll. Now mix your lobster meat with a 1/4 cup of mayonnaise–just make sure not do go overboard with the mayo. Add the salt, pepper and chopped celery. Then chill your lobster salad mixture in a covered bowl for at least 30 minutes. The right roll is absolutely essential to making an authentic Lobster Roll. We’re talking about New England-style hot dog rolls, which can be near impossible to find outside of the East Coast.  It’s basically a hot dog bun with white sides that’s split at the top, instead of the side.  This way you can toast both sides and have it stand perfectly upright when stuffed with lobster.  You’ll want to 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. Serve with potato chips and enjoy!

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