Lobster, freshly cooked, is mixed with crisp onion and celery, fresh herbs, and a creamy dressing, creating this special sandwich.
Handsome is in school again for a few nights a week, along with taking some online classes as well. Between work and day-to-day life, it's a heavy load. I love that he is in school and am so happy to see him doing well. Secretly, I even love Monday night alone as my night to catch up on blogging things. This involves reading other blogs, watching horrid TV, blasting the speakers, and just unwinding all by myself. But I wait on the steps when it's time for him to come home, long after the sun has set, to eat a late dinner with him, relax, and drift off to sleep.
Monday nights though, I occasionally sneak a little something in, just for me, when it comes to dinner. If I wait for Handsome to come home, I won't be eating until 10 PM (and there are a lot of nights we wait for one another). So, every now and then, if I already have something in the refrigerator that he'll enjoy, I can splurge on myself with food that he doesn't enjoy. Like lobster.
It's a shame the boy wont touch any sort of shellfish, because I love it all. Oh well, more lobster rolls for me. >.>
- 1 ½ lbs (about 4 cups) cooked lobster
- 3 to 4 tbs mayonnaise
- 2 tbs minced red onion
- 2 tbs finely chopped peeled celery
- 2 teas finely chopped tarragon
- 2 teas finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 2 teas finely chipped chives
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- ½ lime
- 6 New England-style (top-split) hot dog buns or other hot dog buns
- 4 tbs unsalted butter, melted
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated, rinsed, drained, and torn into pieces
- Pickled red onions
Put the lobster meat in a large bowl, add the mayonnaise, and stir gently to coat. Add the onion, celery, tarragon, parsley, chives, and salt and pepper to taste and stir gently to mix. Squeeze the lime over the salad and fold in the juice. Cover and refrigerate.
If using top-slit buns, brush butter on both outer sides of each bun. When using unsliced buns, slit them open from the top, then trim each long side to create a flat surface, then brush with melted butter. For regular hot dog buns, open the buns and brush with butter. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Just before serving, put the rolls in the pan and brown the buttered sides.
To serve, peel the strings from the celery with a vegetable peeler. Using a Japanese mandolin or other vegetable slicer, or a sharp knife, slice the celery lengthwise into thin ribbons. Line each bun with a couple of small pieces of lettuce. Mound the lobster salad in the buns and garnish with the celery and picked red onions.
Truthfully, this was my first lobster roll and I wish I could say I loved it, but, I didn't. Something about the texture just doesn't jive with me the way I want it to. I wanted to love this, scooping the bowl clean in a hidden fat kid moment that no one would know about. But it just wasn't there. I was told that using fresher lobster would probably make all the difference in the world, and I am sure that is true. So, I guess I will just have to try this again, when I am on the coast of New England, watching the fishermen bring in their haul. Here's to dreaming.
Mari @ Mari's Cakes says
Delicious!! These rolls just brought back memories of my last visit to Maine. Have a great Monday!
These lobster rolls are gorgeous!! Love the recipe and your photos! 🙂
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
My husband would LOVE this! He is a huge fan of all things lobster!
This reminds me of Andy and I! He has school Mondays and Thursdays and we wait for eachother to eat around 10ish. Only difference is, I would definitely have to wait for him on this one - he loves shellfish!
Its crayfish season and shrimp season here in Sweden I am going to try this with them! Thannks
gorgeous! great pics
Fresh and Foodie says
I've been craving lobster rolls since summer began...and I still haven't indulged! Shame on me. This looks great.
I was just in maine this weekend and had 2 lobsters! One for dinner and one as a roll for lunch.
I don't chop my meat for lobster rolls. I pull it by hand. Not l ike I suspect that to make a difference but I don't chop things ever, unless it's a salad. (I have quirks!)
Looks wonderful to me!!
These certainly look tasty, but that stinks that you didn't enjoy them! I hate when I have an idea that sounds like it would be so good, but then it doesn't turn out like expected! You'll have to let us know if the fresh lobster makes a difference!
Shay @Paperplates and China says
These look great! And sound so yummy. Your pictures are beautiful!
Definitely do try it when you come to New England! There is a place on the Cape called the Lobster Pot in Provincetown. The town is...interesting...it is right smack dab in the middle of a very large gay community. I personally love going there but it makes some people uncomfortable haha. Anyways, the lobster rolls there are to die for! https://www.ptownlobsterpot.com/
I've never had a lobster roll before. I want one!!
Oh I just discovered the deliciousness that is lobster rolls this summer when I was in Boston. I cant get them out of my mind!!! I need to make this!!
Happy When Not Hungry says
These lobster rolls look fantastic!!! What a wonderful recipe for summer.
Cassie @ Bake Your Day says
I shamelessly love my nights at home along too. These lobster rolls sound sinful, I might make them for my night alone this week! 🙂
Even though you say your rolls weren't fabulous, I still want to eat your photos. I absolutely adore lobster and will take your leftovers. 😉
love lobster rolls although I haven't made them looks fabulous
Parsley Sage says
Sorry your inner fat kid wasn't satisfied...I'm sure that will come back to haunt you cause we all know what a little bitch he can be. Consolation: the rolls look flipping ace. Buzzed 🙂
Emily @ Life on Food says
I think your lobster rolls look amazing. Maine lobster rolls typically only have mayo or butter added to them. Sometimes few ingredients are the best route to go even if they are as pretty to look at.
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE lobster rolls, I just wish we could afford it. Next time you make these, I'm coming over 🙂
Amazingly delicious! Sorry haven't stopped by for a while. Hope u still remember me. Hahaha! Have a good week 🙂