The Great American Lobster Roll Quest

A Californian in Search of the Ultimate Coastal Delight

Once upon a time in the land of perpetual sunshine, a Californian soul embarked on a culinary adventure, seeking the epitome of East Coast bliss—the perfect lobster roll. Born and raised on the West Coast, and having embraced the salty air of New England for almost four decades, the quest for the ultimate lobster roll had become a delicious obsession.

The journey began with an insatiable appetite for exploration, a love for fresh ingredients, and an unwavering determination to craft a lobster roll that bridged the culinary gap between California and the rugged shores of New England.

Ingredients for Six Ultimate American Lobster Rolls
For the Grilled Lobster Tails:

  • 6 lobster tails
  • Butter for brushing

For the Lobster Salad Mix:

  • 1 cup diced fresh garden herbs (parsley, chives, tarragon)
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes

For the Robust Avocado Dressing:

  • 2 ripe avocados, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and cracked pepper to taste

For the Perfectly Grilled Buns:

  • 6 top-split hotdog buns, or similar rolls of your choosing
  • Garlic and herb butter

Grilled Lobster Tails:

  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Butterfly the lobster tails and brush them with melted butter.
  • Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side, until the lobster meat is opaque and lightly charred.

Lobster Salad Mix:

  • Chop the grilled lobster tails into bite-sized pieces.
  • In a bowl, mix the lobster pieces with the diced fresh garden herbs.

Robust Avocado Dressing:

  • In a separate bowl, mash the ripe avocados and mix in lemon juice, virgin olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and cracked pepper until smooth.

Perfectly Grilled Buns:

  • Split the hotdog buns from the top.
  • Grill the buns with garlic and herb butter until golden brown.

Assembling the Ultimate Lobster Rolls:

  • Place a lettuce leaf on each grilled bun.
  • Spoon the lobster salad mix generously onto the buns.
  • Garnish with tomato slices
  • Drizzle the robust avocado dressing over the lobster salad.

The Finishing Touch:
Serve your lobster rolls with a side of coastal nostalgia and a sprinkle of Californian sunshine. The result? A masterpiece that pays homage to both coasts—an American lobster roll that’s a symphony of flavors and textures. With no mayonnaise in sight, this creation boasts the freshness of the garden, the richness of grilled lobster, and the creamy embrace of a robust avocado dressing.

So, dear reader, should you decide to embark on this culinary journey, let us know your thoughts in the comments below. The quest for the best lobster roll in America may be subjective, but it’s undeniably delicious!


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