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July 11th, 2012 13 Comments

Lobster Roll

Lobster Roll
Lobster Roll pictures (1 of 3)

Let’s talk about your favorite summer seafood meals.

For me, it’s simple peel and eat shrimp, lemongrass and Sriracha grilled shrimp or beer-steamed mussels and of course a cool starter like lobster and mango salad. What about all those extra hot dog buns left over from 4th of July? I’m thinking lobster salad again. Nothing fancy, just delicious chunks of chilled poached lobster meat stuffed in a bun with mayo and a little light seasoning. How about Rasa Malaysia’s version of the famous Classic New England Lobster Roll? I may not have the special buns for this classic, but with fresh live lobsters and cooking it right, you’ll definitely get a perfect lobster roll for sure.

Lobster Roll

I made a slight twist using Old Bay Seasoning and a tad butter to poach the lobster as opposed to simple poaching/boiling with only salt water like what it’s usually done for the famous New England Classic Lobster Roll. That, plus I don’t have those special buns for it and don’t know where to get it. All and all, the end result is still worth every penny, I’m happy and I can assure you when lobster’s on sale again, I’ll definitely make more of these delicious lobster roll!

RECIPE HERE: Lobster Roll
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  1. Foodjunkie says:

    The traditional bun is a New England style hot dog roll and is likely not commercially available outside of New England and Atlantic Canada.

  2. Alice C. says:

    Growing up on the East Coast, and now living in NYC, summer = lobster rolls. The best I’ve had was at an outdoor cafe in Newport, RI. Anyways, I totally think the bun makes it, and traditional hot dog buns just don’t do it. You need the flat sides that get all buttery toasty, and these buns aren’t easy to come by at the supermarket. I did a little searching and found this link http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/bun-pan-new-england-hotdog. A little pricey, but worth it I think, especially since it makes regular hotdogs and even Italian sausages taste better. Check out the link for the recipe too.

  3. Rainie says:

    I love lobster especially it’s claws. I want to eat this lobster roll right off my screen.

  4. Evangelline Tsang via Facebook says:

    waiting for lobster season!

  5. Lol. I lived in New England for 23 years and am trying to go back to my favorite city. The buns you refer to are not special in New England. They are the typical hot dog bun there. It’s the kind that are found in the rest of the country that are unusual there. I don’t think it really matters. In fact, since I’m Italian, I prefer a submarine roll (or french roll or Italian bread.

  6. Old Bay Seasoning is very popular in New England and is frequently used in seafood boils.

  7. Angela Tellone Hatch A reader from New England told me that there is indeed a special lobster roll bun, so now I am confused.

  8. Angela Tellone Hatch Here is the *special* lobster roll bun that I was talking about: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/bun-pan-new-england-hotdog

  9. That is exactly the bun I was referring to. If you want to make them yourself or you live somewhere other than in New England, this pan would do the job. However, in New England, these can be bought in any store. They are the buns everyone buys and are used for hot dogs and lobster salad. You don’t have to make them unless you want to.

  10. On the other hand, finding hot dog buns like the ones everyone else uses in the rest of the US would be hard in New England.

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