Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lobster Rolls - A Sandwich For The Season

Lobster…what better way to mark the summer season than with this great Lobster roll recipe from Luke Holden, owner of Luke's Lobster at 242 East 81st Street in NYC.
If you can’t get live Maine lobster where you are, you can substitute tails.

Bon Appetit!

Luke's lobster roll

5 pounds of live Maine lobster (should yield 1 lb. of lobster meat)

4 top-split New England-style hot dog buns

2 tablespoons of mayonnaise

1/2 pound unsalted butter

1 fresh lemon

Few pinches of celery salt

Steam the 5 pounds of lobster for 10-12 minutes, then pick lobster meat (should yield 1 pound of lobster meat).

Use top-split New England-style hot dog buns — butter sides of 4 rolls and grill until golden brown.

Line inside of hot dog bun with some homemade mayonnaise. Add 1/4 pound of prepared lobster meat, then drizzle a little melted butter on top of lobster.

Sprinkle a little celery salt on top of lobster. Squeeze a little fresh lemon. Serve.