Lobster steals the show in light, flavorful recipes like risotto, rolls, sliders and more.
October 07, 2014
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Lobster Patty Sliders with Pickled Radishes & Tarragon Mayo
A lobster dinner is usually a special event. Complete with tablecloth, candles, and special glasses of wine, lobster is often reserved for anniversaries, celebrations, and the like. But it shouldn't be. Lobster is uniquely versatile. The delicately sweet and succulent shellfish is the ideal topper for everything from nachos to soup. Lobster can be pricey, though, so make that when you splurge, you have a trusted recipe that will highlight the lobster beautifully.
This is a lobster and slider combo like you've never seen before. The fresh lobster patties sandwiched with crisp pickled radishes and tangy mayo are one happy family on a toasted wheat bun.
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Connecticut Lobster Rolls
Unlike the classic New England lobster roll (made up of cold lobster salad in a bun), the Connecticut lobster roll is comprised of a top-split hot-dog bun stuffed with warm lobster tossed with a little melted butter.
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Upgraded version of your favorite bar snack with the unlikely yet delicious duo of lobster and melted cheese.
If you don't have the grill capacity to cook all the lobsters at once, the relatively brief cooking time makes it easy to do them in batches. The lobsters will be bright red with a few blackened spots when done cooking. To check doneness, break a lobster open where the tail and body meet–the meat should be opaque and white.
Neptune Oyster in Boston and Red's Eats in Maine, on which this recipe is based, are my two favorite lobster rolls, and both give the option of butter or mayo. Offering that choice means they can't hide anything about the quality of their lobster.
A simple citrus sauce perfectly complements the lobster tails in this easy yet elegant entrée. Serve with warmed tortillas, lightly grilled green onions, and cold Mexican beer for a satisfying meal that's just right for romantic evenings at home or entertaining friends.