My sister thought that a lobster would be a good stocking stuffer. It was very funny to watch everyone's surprise when a live lobster was pulled out of a stocking. Then we had to deal with the question of what to do with the lobster. After considering many options, my sister decided to make a traditional Maine lobster roll.
My family is from Maine, which means that they know a lot about lobster rolls. There are many ways to make a lobster roll, but this is one of the most simple, and the ingredients to not overwhelm the lobster.
Serves 1 - adjust amounts to serve additional people
You will need:
1.5 pound uncooked live Lobster
1/2 a Lemon
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 rib Celery, finely diced
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Butter
Hot Dog Bun
Boil the lobster. Visit East Coast Gourmet for further instructions. Pick the meat from the lobster.
Put the lobster meat in a bowl. Add in 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, and the juice and zest of the half lemon. Be careful not to add too much lemon juice because it will water down the mayonnaise. Add in celery, salt and pepper to taste and mix. Set aside.
Butter both sides of a hot dog bun and brown both sides in a skillet over medium heat.
Fill the hot dog bun with the lobster mixture and serve immediately.