Food fads are a funny thing. Recipes can be around for centuries, but leave it to a talented, enterprising chef to revive or reinvent one and the world seems to react as if they'd discovered something utterly new. Think back to the cupcake shop craze, the long lines outside of Pinkberrys when they first opened up, and the countless gourmet burger restaurants to name just a few recent culinary trends. When I was living in New York City 10 years ago several charming little restaurants in the West Village started a lobster roll craze, making it the new go-to meal for food junkies -- never mind that lobster rolls had been around since at least the 1920's.
Our family was in Boston this year for spring break and we shamefully missed having this classic New England fare which is a must whenever visiting. I saw people eating them at every turn, but we couldn't get a reservation at any of the places famous for serving them. Sadly we left, missing out on a dish I really wanted the kids to try.
I returned home from our trip to find the gorgeous new Recipe Girl Cookbook waiting for me and one of the first things I came across was Lori's recipe for Lemon Lobster Rolls! If Matt Armendariz's luscious image didn't captivate me enough, Lori's unique lemon twist sealed the deal. When I've offered the kids lobster in the past they usually hesitate, saying it smells too fishy, but the lemon totally changed their minds. They loved it. Feeling nostalgic for Boston, we all piled the plump pieces of fresh lobster into grainy rolls and dug in for the perfect lunch.
Thank you to Recipe Girl Lori Lange for reinventing this delectable classic!
I am so excited to be part of this virtual party for the new Recipe Girl cookbook! Check out the rest of these posts for the party_
Mon, 4/15: Breakfast_ www.twopeasandtheirpod.com: Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
Tues, 4/16: Lunch_ www.picky-palate.com: Avocado- Topped Hot Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce
Wed., 4/17: Happy Hour_ www.eatliverun.com: Sweet Smokin' Hot Mango- Chipotle Guacamole
Thurs., 4/18: Dinner_ www.kevinandamanda.com Cheese Ravioli w/ Brown Butter & Fresh Tomato Sauce
and www.foodiecrush.com Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas
Fri., 4/19: Dessert_ www.RecipeBoy.com Snickerdoodle Blondies
Mon, 4/22: Breakfast_ www.reluctantentertainer.com Upside Down Brown Butter Banana Coffee Cake
Tue, 4/23: Lunch_ www.weelicious.com Lemon- Scented Lobster Rolls
Wed., 4/24: Happy Hour_ www.DineandDish.net Orange- Basil Mojitos
Thurs., 4/25: Dinner_ www.aspicyperspective.com Sweet Chili Pulled Pork
and www.thelittlekitchen.net Gorgonzola Smashed Potatoes
Fri, 4/26: Dessert_ www.tidymom.net Nutella-Filled Mexican Wedding Cookies
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Lemon Scented Lobster Rolls and Giveaway (serves 2 )
- 2 cups chopped cooked lobster meat
- 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
- pinch sea salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 2 hot dog rolls, toasted
Preparation1. in a medium bowl, stir together the lobster, mayonnaise, salt, lemon juice and lemon zest
2. divide the lobster mixture between the two hot dog buns and serve immediately.
Tip: toast the buns by spreading a little butter on them and place upside down in a skillet over medium heat until lightly toasted