Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fresh Lobster Salad...or a Roll

We're famous for our lobster salad rolls here on Cape Cod, and there are hundreds of places to buy them, but I also enjoy making my own. Sometimes you'll get one made with meat that's been previously frozen, and that's a big disappointment, especially when you pay a premium. So all you need to make your own scrumptious salad is a good fish market and a few simple ingredients.

Here's two of my favorite fish markets on the Upper Cape:

Cape Fish and Lobster, Hyannis
Falmouth Fish Market, Falmouth (They ship, too, if you can't make it to the Cape)

Lobster Salad (serves two)
1 lb fresh cooked lobster meat
1/2 stalk celery (diced)
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp sun-dried tomato paste
Salt and pepper, to taste
Squirt of fresh lemon juice
Fresh chives for garnish

If you're cooking your own lobsters, and need some guidance, then go here. If not, chop the meat into 1 inch cubes. Remove the cartilage before chopping the claws. Add the mayo, tomato paste, celery, and salt and pepper, to taste. Add a squirt of fresh lemon juice, and garnish with chopped chives. You can serve as a salad, or toast up your favorite roll. Traditionally they're served on a buttered and toasted hotdog bun, which is pretty tasty. They're also nice on toasted bioche from Pain D'Avignon Bakery in Hyannis. Perfect for the July 4th weekend!

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