You guys, these homemade Lobster Rolls are simply amazing! And the best part is, they are so easy to make. Do not let the lobster intimidate you, there’s actually nothing to be intimidated about (I’ll be honest with you. The first time I even bought a lobster tail, I was a bit skeptic that I could cook it right. I only liked eating it at restaurants where it was prepared for me). All you have to do is buy one at the meat/seafood counter at your grocer (head-off) and follow these steps!
2 (7 oz.) Lobster Tails
4 Hotdog Buns (you can also use slider buns)
½ Cup Spectrum Canola Mayonnaise
½ Cup Celery
1 Garlic Clove
1 tbsp. Fresh Squeezed Organic Lemon Juice
4 tbsp. Melted Organic Butter
½ tsp. Simply Organic Onion Powder
Salt & Pepper
Preheat oven at 250 degrees. Fill a medium pot about 2/3 of the way with water. Bring to boil. Add lobster tails. You will notice that the shells will begin to turn red almost immediately. Boil for approximately 8-10 minutes. The lobster tails will become slightly curled. Remove lobster tails from water. Set aside on cutting board and let cool. Dice the celery and garlic clove into small pieces. Slice the lemon in half. Set aside.
How To Cut the Lobster Tail
Using scissors, cut down the center of each shell. With your fingers, pull the shell away until it breaks away from the meat. Do this until the shell is completely removed from the meat. Discard shell. Chop the lobster into small pieces (see how easy that was)!
Add 3 tbsp. butter to small microwavable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute or until butter is melted. Toss chopped lobster in butter. Add onion powder, chopped garlic, lemon juice, chopped celery and mayonnaise to bowl. Stir well with spoon. Add salt and pepper to taste. It will look like this:
Toast 4 buns in oven at 250 degrees for 3-4 minutes. Remove from oven. Add lobster mixture to each bun. Heat 1 tbsp. butter in small microwavable bowl. Take an unused paintbrush and brush the melted butter onto each bun. Not only will this increase its flavor value, but it will glisten!
Now grab a blanket and take your picnic outside! Enjoy one of the most beloved foods of every seaside resident – best served with tortilla or potato chips and an ice-cold beer or orange soda.