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Monday, December 16, 2013

Atlantic Schooner Fancy-free Lobster Roll

This picture makes me wish I could eat it with my eyes. NOM NOM EDIBLE PHOTOS. 


The King of sandwiches. A god among bread-y creations. It reigns supreme above all others.

Part of the trouble of working part-time at ye old fish store is the constant impulse to buy ludicrously decadent things because - hey! It's a quarter/third/half/essentially the same price!

Now if we're being perfectly honest, I actually prefer crab to lobster, however, once in awhile lobster rolls pop into my brain and I can't think of anything else until I've sated by unholy hunger. Now I already have a classic lobster roll recipe on this blog - and if you want a classic, fancy picnic feast of lobster, it's right up your alley.

But if you feel like you want a certain je ne sais quoi in your lobster roll then check this one out. It's a little fancy, a little different but is essentially the same tasty lobster roll you've come to know and love.

Thanks little buddy. You sure were tasty. 

about 2 cups of lobster claw meat, roughly chopped. If you're in Regina, you can buy this from Pacific Fresh Fish in handy bulk sized packages which let you enjoy lobster rolls for days on end. 
1/4 cup fennel bulb, finely sliced
1/3 cup celery, finely diced
a scant 1/4 cup of red onion, diced and then soaked in cold water for 10 minutes and drained. The soak takes out a lot of the 'bite' of the onion. 

4-5 tbsp delicious mayonnaise
1 tbsp of Greek yogurt (optional) - I find it adds a freshness
a generous pinch of fresh black pepper
2 pinches of celery salt
3 rather vigourous shakes of Tabasco
zest of half a lemon and juice

2 7-inch pieces of baguette, aggressively buttered, and toasted

other things you will need: 
a knife and cutting board
something to toast your bread

  1. Combine your mayo, lemon juice and zest, Tabasco, Greek yogurt, pepper and celery salt and stir to combine. 
  2. Stir in your fennel, celery, onion and lobster. If necessary add another dollop of mayonnaise until you've reached the consistency that your heart is singing for. 
  3. Heartily pile onto your toasted bread. Eat. 
  4. Praise Neptune, God of the Seas.