Lobster rolls are something I love. I try to get my hands on one whenever possible and I make a great lobster roll myself. Here we are in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland and Prince Charming notices that they are serving a McLobster at McDonalds-we screeched into the McDonalds instantly for the McLobster. We are very pleased to report that the McLobster is a great lobster roll. In fact, it edges out the last lobster roll we had at Rock Lobster in Toronto. The McLobster comes with lobster that has the right blend of mayo, celery, hint of lemon and most importantly, the right ratio of lobster on a slightly sweet toasted roll. Imagine our surprise when a friend told us the McLobster is available in Ontario as well. Try it while you can!
September 30, 2013 note:
The McLobster was actually quite difficult to obtain here in Toronto. And I must say somehow the one in Newfoundland was a better product.
I love lobster rolls and lobster tacos. I had a lobster roll this summer in old Montreal by the water at Muvbox http://www.muvbox.ca/en (we were actually out for a run and had to stop for a lobster roll!)
Lobster tacos were always amazing at Bymark http://bymark.mcewangroup.ca/with their slight Asian influenced flavour. Their shrimp version is quite good as well.
Sometimes, I am lucky enough to have lobster cooked for me by my parents. Then, I make lobster sandwiches for our family. The inspiration for lobster tacos came recently when my mom mentioned she couldn’t have a lobster roll while she is not eating bread. Here are the loose recipes for both a lobster roll and a lobster taco. The taco idea can be used as a gluten free substitute for various sandwiches, if the soft corn tortilla is appealing enough for you.
Small dinner rolls ( I like Cobs bread www.cobsbread.com)
cooked lobster, shrimp or crab meat
chopped green onion
Old Bay seasoning
salt and pepper
This is a loose recipe for whatever quantity of lobster you have on hand. I would suggest 1 tablespoon of celery, green onion, and mayonnaise for every cup of cooked lobster you have. In a bowl, combine lobster, celery, green onion and mayonnaise. Season mixture with Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice, salt and pepper to your taste. Spoon into sliced rolls-enjoy!
Chopped, cooked lobster, shrimp, or crab
Hot sauce http://www.vivianlaw.ca/recipe-tanzanian-hot-sauce/
Warm tortilla in a pan. Spread guacamole onto tortilla and top with chopped lobster, cilantro and hot sauce. Enjoy!