Thursday, May 29, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Lobster Rolls (or as the New Englander's say....Lobstah Rolls)

So tomorrow we are heading to Boston!  I've already got most breakfast, lunch and dinners planned out, but you can bet that one of my meals will include a Lobster Roll.

A traditional lobster roll is a sandwich filled with lobster meat soaked in butter and served on a bun (OMG)!!!  There are variations made in all parts of New England, but typically the sandwich fill contains celery, scallions and mayonnaise.

The first lobster roll was served at Perry's in Milford, CT as early as 1929.  Once Perry's put the sandwich on the menu, its popularity spread up and down the Connecticut coast, but not far beyond.  For those residing in CT, a lobster roll is served warm.  When served cold (as in other parts of New England) the sandwich is referred to as a lobster salad roll.


Lobster (lobstah) Rolls


3/4 lb cooked fresh lobster meat, diced
1/2 cup Best Foods mayonnaise
1/2 cup finely diced celery
1 tablespoons capers, diced
1 1/2 tablespoons finely minced fresh dill
salt and pepper
4 hot dog rolls, grilled or toasted


Combine the lobster, mayonnaise, celery, capers, dill, salt and pepper.  Fill each roll and serve.

Recipe courtesy of The Barefoot Contessa
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