While spending time out on the East coast, I couldn’t help but get inspired by all the locals spoils. We decided to treat ourselves and have one of our favorite decadent meals – lobster rolls. This is something you usually get from a shack on the side of the road, but in my experience the BEST meals I’ve ever had are home-made versions of those comfort foods you usually get in a restaurant for take-out, made in your own kitchen. I decided to have a try and I must say the result was sublime. Here’s my recipe for Homemade Lobster Rolls:
Start with those soft white rolls, straight from the grocery store. We brushed with a bit of butter and BBQ’d for a smoky flavor and just the right crisp.
We took some capers, chives, pickles, fennel, and celery and diced finely. We added salt and pepper to taste and mixed that with 1/2 cup of mayo.
We chopped up a lobster tail. Lobster is exceptionally cheap this year, we bought our own and cleaned them. Lobster rolls seem like a really decadent treat, but I’ve seen lobster at my local grocery store for as little as $5.99 per pound. Three lobsters can run you under $20 and this will make you at least 10 lobster sandwiches. Serve with some specialty beer and coleslaw and you have a perfect outdoor evening dinner treat.