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will be taking you to New England for this seashore classic. The Lobster Roll
is believed to have been invented in the 1920s in Connecticut. It was popularized throughout the 1970s with
roadside stalls selling the acquisition lobsters meat in a hot dog bun
throughout New England.
The two basic types are Maine and Connecticut Lobster rolls. The “Maine” lobster roll is served cold with the lobster mixed with mayonnaise, celery, and tarragon. The Connecticut version is typically served hot with only melted butter, while the cold version is referred to as a “Lobster Salad Roll” instead. We will be providing a choice of both.
Regardless of type, a true New England-style lobster roll must be served with a bun slit open on the top with no crust on the sides. Why must the bun sides be crustless? The better to soak up butter when toasted in the pan. And, we will be providing lobster-infused butter for the buns.
Traditionally, lobsters are steamed which tends to overcook the meat and imparts no flavor. As such, we will instead be poaching the lobsters in a Court Bouillon. A Court Bouillon, known as a “Quickly Boiled Liquid,” is made by simmering aromatic vegetables and herbs in water, white wine, vinegar, and/or citrus. This enhances the flavor, especially when served cold, while keeping the meat tender.
The fries will come in a brine of salt (to season), glucose (not to add sweet, but to prevent sugars coming out of the potato) and baking soda (helps to crisp). The local corn will come in water with the husks still on and go directly into the oven for 10-15 min (depending on how well cooked you like the corn).
Certainly not traditional, we also will be providing Salicornia, or “Sea Beans,” as garnish instead of the traditional celery ribbons.. Also referred to as samphire, glasswort, pickleweed, and sea asparagus, Salicornia have a crisp yet very juicy texture and distinctly salty, caper-like flavor. Once referred to by Shakespeare in King Lear, Sea Beans are especially good served with seafood.
Time to Cook: 30 min.
Cook by Day: Thursday
Items included (serves 2)
New England Rolls
Pickled Red Onion
*Menu items subject to slight variation based on the availability of fresh ingredients; Picture is not necessarily representative of final dish
Meal Contains (including add-ons): Egg, Shellfish. We store, portion, and package various meal kits containing all eight (8) major allergens (milk, wheat, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts) and cannot guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur between kits.
Add-on Checkout Items
Extra Lobster Rolls