Saturday, March 16, 2013
Looking for a delicious lunch or picnic treat for your family (or yourself ?) Nothing is as decadent, or as delicious, as my lobster rolls! Wegman’s had lobsters this weekend for $8.99 a pound, so I couldn’t resist buying a few, already steamed. It REALLY pays to buy them whole and shell them yourself, as shelled lobster meat sells for $45 a pound! I made lobster stock with the bodies and the shells and froze it for making paella or lobster bisque. The trick is to not over-dress or season the lobster, so the rich subtle flavor comes through. Enjoy!
3 whole 1 1⁄4 – 1 1⁄2 lb. lobsters
1/3 Cup Duke’s mayonnaise
2 small stalks celery, minced fine
1 Tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 scallion, chopped
1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
½ tsp Worcestershire
4 top sliced New England-style buns
Shell the lobster meat and clean by removing any cartilage in claw and de-veining the tail. Rough chop the lobster into bite size chunks.
Finely chop the celery
Finely chop the scallion
Roll the lemon under your palm to free the juice
Squeeze the lemon over the lobster, celery and scallion
I like Duke’s Mayonnaise for its richness and tangy flavor
Mix the lobster, mayonnaise, celery, and lemon juice in a large bowl and season to taste with Old Bay.
A couple shakes of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire really brings out the flavor of the lobster.
Wegman’s has the top-sliced hot dog buns at the seafood counter.
Toast the buns on a griddle top or under a broiler until golden brown
Brush with melted butter.
Spoon the lobster mix into the buns and enjoy!