Thursday, September 24, 2009

Nancy's Recipe for Pesto Lobster Rolls

Good day foodies! It's Thursday, the week is coming to a close and I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you a recipe that was created by our Creative Director, Nancy.
Nancy has been with Lobster Gram for 16 years, and she is one of the best home cooks I have ever known. Her expertise with our products is unmatched and her knack for flavors is uncanny. Here are some step by step images of this phenomenal recipe for pesto Lobster Rolls, and the recipe Next week, I'll post the video Nancy took while creating this recipe!

Creamy Pesto Lobster Rolls Recipe by: Nancy
Try this twist on the traditional New England trademark sandwich. Trust us - you may never go back to the same old plain mayo preparation again! We prefer homemade pesto sauce, but feel free to use store-bought for even quicker preparation.

1-1/2 cups cooked lobster meat*, chopped
1/2 cup fresh corn kernels (cut from 1 ear)
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup scallion, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. celery seed
1/4 cup pesto sauce
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
4 hot dog buns, buttered

In a medium bowl combine the lobster meat, corn, red pepper, scallion and celery seed. In a separate bowl, stir together the pesto, mayonnaise and lemon juice until creamy and smooth. Pour the sauce in batches over the lobster mixture, tossing until evenly mixed and lobster mixture is just coated (don’t overdo it). Season with salt and pepper, though taste it first (you may decide it doesn’t need it). Cover and chill lobster mixture in the refrigerator until the buns are ready, or up to 24 hours.
Spread any unused sauce on one side of your hot dog buns if there is extra. Toast the hot dog buns in a 400° oven to your desired “toastiness”. Remove from the oven when warm and toasty, and fill each bun with the chilled lobster mixture. Dive in!
*NOTE: If using our cooked Lobster Meat by the pound, thaw 24-36 hours in the refrigerator, lightly rinse, drain and pat dry with paper towels. Use in any recipe &?enjoy! 1-1/2 cups of meat is approximately equal to 1/2 lb. of cooked lobster meat.


Catherine said...

This looks superb! I think I'm going to make this when company comes next saturday! Have a great day and Happy blogging!

Nina said...

These look great!! Love the idea of pesto with a lobster roll! Cant wait to try. Cheers!