Skip the overpriced restaurant version and make your own Lobster Rolls at home. A much more cost-effective way to enjoy this classic New England treat. Lightly dressed in lemon mayo and melted butter, served on a toasted roll and sprinkled with chives….this is what summer is all about.
I LOVE the beach. I, seriously, think I was born with sand between my toes. There’s nothing more relaxing to me than a beach vacation…..the food, the sand, the ocean and a good book. But mostly the food….and the book. Oh, the book(s). I used to read 3, on average, while spending a week at the beach. That was pre-Landon. Now, I’m lucky if I get to finish chapter 2. It’s fine though, I enjoy digging a giant hole and looking for shells just as much as a book. Plus, my last book recommendation wasn’t really beach material.
A couple of year’s ago, a friend recommended I take “Fifty Shades of Grey”……to the beach. Yes, she said to read this on the beach. I had already seen all the hype and didn’t really feel a strong pull to read something racy where everyone could see. The only way I could pull this off without feeling like I was leafing through something dirty in public was to cover it with a Harry Potter dust jacket. It just wasn’t going to happen. Not there. No thanks. Sooooo, I still haven’t read the book. And I don’t really care.
BUT the trailer is out for the movie. Have you seen it? It’s pretty steamy. It will be out on Valentine’s Day….and I’m thinking this is not a movie I want to see in public. It’s like reading the book on the beach, but in a dark room….with strangers…munching on popcorn and slurping sodas. No privacy, ya know? But whatever. I’d rather eat beach food. Without a book. Or a steamy movie. How about some steamed lobsters?
Lobstah salad, stuffed into a buttery toasted roll is more my speed. And I used a teeny, tiny amount of lemon mayonnaise that took like two seconds to whip together. I didn’t want to overpower the flavorful lobster meat with tons of mayo….but I did drizzle the beauty with some melted butter. Okay, I drenched the beauty with some melted butter. It was the right thing to do.
If you love Lobster Rolls as much as I do, then I know you’ll love this crab recipe and this to die for Lobster bisque! OR you can host a big bash and serve them this amazing salad. So…tell me…have you read the book? Will you go see the movie? In a theater with strangers chewing in your ear? 🙂