Tuesday, January 8, 2013

lobster roll, decadent and frivolous but who cares

New Year, New You? No actually, New Year, Let's eat WELL.
This sounds properly luxurious, but was - and in some places still is - a casual (and often surprisingly cheap) snack to be eaten on the beach where lobster is in decent supply. Perfect for when the weather is exactly as it is right now (well it is here anyway)
A good lobster roll
Serves 1
1 x 500g lobster, cooked and shelled, and meat chopped into 3cm pieces
3 sticks celery, finely chopped
10g horseradish mixed with 20g mayonnaise
Juice from ½ lemon
A quarter of an avocado
salt and pepper
15g butter lettuce leaves
1 brioche hot dog style bun
The method is very straightforward. Make some lobster salad by mixing cold cooked lobster in bite-sized chunks (with as much of the sweeter meat from the claws as possible) with some finely chopped celery, horseradish flavoured mayonnaise, a little lemon juice, diced avocado and salt and pepper.
Lay some lettuce leaves inside the toasted buttered hot dog bun and tumble in the lobster salad.
This dish is best accompanied by a decent packet of crisps. And better still, a sandy beach.