If you have watched my video on how to crack open a lobster and get the meat, you're probably wondering: now what? Well, it is time to learn how to make awesome buttery lobster rolls. I know there are preferences. Some people want mayo, celery, lettuce, maybe tomato if you're a total weirdo. These lobster rolls keep one key philosophy in mind: let the lobster be lobster.
This Isn't Tuna Salad, Remember That
As mentioned in the lobster cracking post, lobster rolls can be an expensive indulgence and therefore, only purchased on special occasions. However, in the summer there is always a lobster sale at some point. At my local grocery store, the lobsters were on sale for only $6.99/pound which is crazy. When they are this price - you must buy them.
In the spirit of letting lobster be lobster, there will be no mayo. Do you understand? Butter only. Mayo has absolutely no business on a lobster roll in my humble opinion. However, also in the spirit of this is YOUR lobster roll and you can do whatever you want with it, I understand people like mayonnaise. I don't like mayonnaise (gasp) and also think it is very weird on lobster rolls. But if you want it, I obviously can't stop you from making the biggest mistake of your life.
Melted butter, a squeeze of lemon, chopped fresh chives, and succulent lobster meat on a grilled hot dog roll is all you need.
All the Steps to Making Lobster Rolls
Now that you know how to make awesome buttery lobster rolls, you are now required to actually make them. So start checking your sale paper for the best lobster prices and do this!
I realize lobster is quite the indulgent treat and you know what? Sometimes we need indulgent treats in life. Now go forth and make lobster rolls! And just in case you can't get your lobsters cooked at the fish counter, here's how you can do this at home.
How to Cook Lobster:
- Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil on high heat (pot needs to be big enough to fit four lobsters).
- Carefully place lobsters in the pot using kitchen tongs.
- Put the lid on the pot and let it come back up to a boil, then reduce heat to medium.
- Let the lobsters cook for about 15 minutes.
- After cooked, transfer lobsters to a colander in your sink and let them cool a few minutes.
- Be careful when you start cracking them open because hot liquid will come out.
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