In the last few weeks, Shop Rite has had amazing prices on lobster. First it was 5.99 lb for two weeks and then 4.99 lb for another week so we kept buying lobsters, letting the store steam them for us, and then when we got home I let them cool. Once cool, I took them apart - took the meat out of the shells and froze the shells for stock.
I left 3 tails UNfrozen and cut them into chunks, for lobster salad. I knew what I was going to do with it.
Last week the New England style Hot Dog Buns were sold out but this week they weren't. I bought a package today.
I got home and made the coleslaw and then refrigerated it for later. I also made the lobster salad and refrigerated for later.
At 6, I cooked the corn in the husks and let them cool a bit so I could handle them. Then I did the YouTube tip for getting the corn out of the cob without all the silks attached (go to YouTube and search Corn Husk Removal and a video will show up that has an old guy showing you the tip). Anyway, I husked the corn.
Then at dinner time, I buttered and browned the rolls and stuffed them with the lobster salad and warmed the corn. Served the lobster rolls with the cole slaw and we each had a corn.
Simple and delicious.
Lobster Salad for Lobster Rolls:
3 lobster tails, cooked and removed from shells
2 stalks celery, washed and minced
1/2 cup Hellmann's Mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain yogurt*
salt and lemon pepper**
lemon juice, for drizzling
3 New England Style Hot Dog Buns, toasted in pan with butter
For salad: Cut the lobster tails into small chunks (not too small though.) Mix the lobster meat with the celery. Sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and yogurt. Drizzle in a bit of lemon juice. Mix the mayo mixture with the lobster mixture. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
When ready to eat, butter each roll and brown them in a pan. Open them and stuff with the lobster salad.
Serve with cole slaw and corn on the cob (or french fries OR potato chips)
*Real lobster rolls that you find in Maine or Nova Scotia, or Massachussetts, have all mayo, but not very much, in the lobster roll. I just wanted to cut the fat and make the rolls a bit healthier so I added the tang of yogurt.
**this is not used in the authentic Lobster Roll but I saw it on a tv show and thought I would try it. It was a really nice addition and did not overpower the flavor of the lobster.
Yield: 3 lobster rolls
Source: travels through ME, MA and Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by RisaG 8/18/12