Lobster Roll from Luke's Lobster
Here's what you need to make these succulent rolls...
Makes Two Lobster Rolls
*1 Heaping Tablespoon of Hellmann’s Mayo
*Juice of Half a Lemon
*4 Tablespoons of Melted Butter (DO NOT use the fake stuff i.e. “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”)
*1/4 Cup Finely Minced Celery
*Challah Rolls (found them at Whole Foods)
*Cayenne Pepper, Coarse Ground Black Pepper, and Kosher Salt to Taste
*2 Lobster Tails (4 oz)
Finely mince the celery. You can do it by hand or in a food processor.
Take the meat out of the lobster shell. You do this by cutting along the underside of the lobster tail where the feathery filaments are. You can use a pair of sharp scissors or poultry/meat shears. Then carefully break apart the shell from the meat. This should be fairly easy.
Cut the lobster into 1" pieces. Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, saute the lobster pieces in the butter for 3-5 minutes.
Put the cooked lobster pieces along with the butter it was sauteed in into a mixing bowl. Add a heaping tablespoon of Hellmann's mayo (many lobster roll connoisseurs insist on using this brand of mayo), the 1/4 cup of minced celery, and the juice of half a lemon. Sprinkle in cayenne pepper, kosher salt, and coarse black pepper to taste. Lightly toss mixture together. Let the mixture marry together for at least 5-10 minutes. You can even place it in the fridge if you would like.
While the lobster mixture is in the fridge, start melting the rest of the 2 tbsp of butter in a small saucepan. Break apart two challah rolls (keeping them connected). Cut a V shaped slit from the top across the two challah rolls. Make sure you do not cut all the way down. It forms almost a hot dog bun shape. This was a genius idea invented by Mr. Domesticated Diva =) Butter sides of the challah bread with melted butter.
Grill sides of your challah bread on a skillet. It should take about 5 minutes to brown sides.
Now time to plate! Spoon your lobster mixture into your make-shift challah hot dog bun. Drizzle some melted butter over the top, along with another squeeze of lemon juice, and a dash of cayenne pepper to finish.
Although Luke's Lobster had a lot more lobster meat and seemed to taste fresher (he brings in live lobsters from Maine everyday), I think we did a good job in making a comparable Lobster roll. I would definitely use more lobster meat next time.
1 Lemon: $0.25
2 Lobster Tails: $12 (on sale for $5.99/each)
Challah Bread: $2
Celery Stalk: $1
TOTAL = $15.25