Friday, October 10, 2008

Lobster Roll

Hung and I love lobster rolls. It is the food from Maine we miss most. Whenever we are here, we love sampling lobster rolls from all the local eateries. We've found tasty treasures at a every type of restaurant. From roadside stands to swanky sit down restaurants, you never know where the next amazing roll will appear. Since we don't make it back here often enough, we've even tried them all over the South. Luckily we found a restaurant in Charlotte which makes a great, Maine style, lobster roll. Every few months, we find ourselves making the 20 minute pilgrimage to the Ballantyne area of Charlotte to the Village Bistro for lobsters rolls that remind us of summer days sitting by the ocean. But now that we are back in Maine, we are taking advantage of every opportunity to indulge!

There are many different variations, but we like ours to follow a certain recipe: start with a toasted bun, add a little lettuce, and stuff with lobster meat lightly dressed in Mayo. That's it. Simply delicious.

Definition of a lobster roll from of Wikipedia:

"A lobster roll is a kind of sandwich filled with lobster meat. A traditional lobster roll contains the fresh cooked meat of a one-pound lobster, tossed with mayonnaise and served on a grilled hot dog bun or similar roll, served so that the opening is on the top rather than on the side. The filling may also contain diced celery and/or scallion, or use drawn butter instead of or in addition to the mayonnaise. The sandwich can also contain lettuce and lemon.

Lobster rolls in the U.S. are especially associated with the state of Maine, but are also commonly available at seafood restaurants in the other New England states and on Eastern Long Island in the U.S., where lobster fishing is common. They tend to be virtually unheard-of in landlocked regions (such as the Upper Midwest), where lobster is an expensive delicacy.

They are a staple summer meal throughout the Maritime provinces in Canada particularly Nova Scotia where they may also appear on hamburger buns, baguettes, or other types of bread rolls - even pita pockets. The traditional sides are potato chips and dill pickles.

Some McDonald's restaurants in New England and the Canadian Maritimes offer lobster rolls as a seasonal menu item, called the McLobster."

Could it really be the "Perfect Maine Lobster Roll"?

The service is speedy and friendly

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