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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lobster Rolls in Colorado


One thing that I miss in Colorado is the ocean.  Being land locked in Colorado also makes you a little iffy feeling on eating seafood.  I adore seafood!  And I crave all the yummy delectables that you get to eat when you live on the coast.  One of those being lobster rolls.  It's a rare thing to find on menus in Colorado.  I decided to make them when I saw that lobster was on sale at the grocery store.
Here's how I made them:


I boiled the 2 lobster tails in water until they turned dark red/orange (maybe 5-10 minutes).   Mine were frozen so it took upwards to 10 minutes.  Then I cracked the shell and pulled out all the meat.  I chopped it up and put it in a bowl to cool.


The biggest thing here in Colorado is that we don't have the traditional lobster roll buns so you have to be innovative.  I got some unsliced hoagie rolls.  I sliced off the tops and bottoms to expose the inside.

Then, I cut a slit in the side but not all the way through.


Next, I buttered each flat side and toasted them on my cast iron cooktop until they were crispy golden brown.


After the lobster had cooled off, I made the lobster salad for the stuffing.

Lobster Rolls
serves 4

1 1/2 cups of chopped lobster meat
1/2 cup mayo
2 t fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 t chopped fresh tarragon
dash Tabasco
salt & pepper to taste

hoagie rolls
lettuce


Mix all the lobster stuffing ingredients above and then toast the rolls according to directions above.  I stuffed my bun with the lettuce and topped it with my lobster salad.

It was really amazing.

Bon Appetit!




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