Is it as hot where you are as it is here?
We are hitting 40C on a regular basis and this girl is not here for that! I sweat so much under my knee brace that I need my husband’s help to take it off…
So to be 100% honest with you guys, my cooking is pretty minimal, we are having a lot of salads, sandwiches, BBQ, etc. No major cooking these days, there’s no way I want to get my house even hotter by turning on the oven or sweat my life away at the stove!
Last week, we had those amazing Lobster Rolls, now, obviously, it would be even better (if that’s even possible) if you made those with fresh lobster, but personally, I feel like it’s a waste of delicious crustacean. These ones were made with the frozen lobster from Costco, which is surprisingly delicious!
Alright, let’s get to it!
- 1 cooked lobster, on the larger side (or equivalent in frozen meat)
- 2 buns of your choice, I prefer panini-style buns but hot dogs would work just as well
- 2 tbsp of light mayo
- the juice of 1/4 lemon
- Salt and Pepper
- fresh chives (optional, can be replaced with green onion very finely chopped)
- Butter or Margarine to toast the bread
- If you are starting with live lobster you’ll want to start with boiling them in very salty water for about 7 minutes for the first pound, and then add another 3-4 minutes for any extra pounds. Once cooked, you want to cool it down in ice water. The faster you cool it down, the easier it will be to shell.
- If you are starting with frozen lobster, make sure to completely thaw it and dry it slightly with a paper towel.
- Chop your lobster in small chunks of about 2-3cm
- In a bowl, combine your lobster with the mayo, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and chives. Reserve.
- In a pan, lightly butter the inside of your chosen bun and grill it until golden brown. If using hot dog buns, repeat on the outside
- Fill your buns with the lobster mix and serve immediately with chips, salad, or fries.
- EAT ALL THE LOBSTER ROLLS!
A note on finding the perfect lobster, the one that’s gonna be FULL of meat and not hard to crack disappointment.
You want to look for the oldest, most beat-up lobster in the tank. What I mean is, you’re looking for a damaged-looking shell. If the shell looks kinda bad, that means the lobster didn’t change its shell in a while and you have a better chance of said shell being full of shellfish deliciousness.
It’s a little secret I got from my dad and so far, it always worked for me!
Now go forth and enjoy this very, very hot summer!
As usual, if you make this, let me know how you liked it and send me pics! You can also hashtag #forkandfantasy on Instagram and I’ll find you!
Reminder, my Instagram is @annegvall , follow for weekly pics of food and my pets!
Until next time,