I was not going to post again till next week. And then I found out that today is National Lobster Day.
I know there is a National Day for everything under the sun, and it's kind of silly, but I will take any excuse to eat something yummy. National Lobster Day seems like a good excuse to eat one of these bad boys:
|Lobster Roll Tony Soprano Style|
That is a New England Style Lobster Roll. Think Egg Salad Sandwich without the cholesterol. Okay thats not true. I'm guessing it has less cholesterol though.
Get to the store and buy yourself 2 small sized lobsters, maybe 1 1/2 lbs. You can be lazy like I am and have the shop steam them up for you, but be sure to ask them to steam them just shy of fully cooked. If you live in the South, this lobster will cook a bit extra on your way home. Plus, I hear it's easier to break down the lobster if it's not fully cooked.
When you get home break down the lobster and get all the delicious pieces out of the shell. Chop in dice sized chunks (like the game pieces).
Melt some butter in a pan, like two tablespoons. Toss in the lobster, coat it nicely, pull it out and lay it on paper towels.
In a bowl mix some mayo (the real stuff!). You probably don't need more than 3 tablespoons, but start with two and see how you feel. Then add like a 1/4 - 1/2 tablespoon of mustard and a teaspoon of your favorite pickle juice. Add a teaspoon of old bay, some seriously finely diced celery (like 1/2 a small stalk), pepper, and some chopped tarragon. Toss in the lobster meat and stir gently to coat.
In the pan with melted butter toast 2 rolls (hot dog bun style is best). Fill the bun with lobster, then sprinkle a bit of chives over the top.
Potato chips and a Birch Beer or Cream Soda are the perfect accompaniment.
DO NOT EAT THIS INSIDE. It is a travesty. Park benches are preferable.
Ok, now I'm gonna be late for work. Hope you appreciate it.