We are having birthday celebration for my wife's 80 year old grandmother. She fondly remembers a trip she took to Maine years ago; The thing she talks about the most are lobster rolls. So I want to surprise her by making lobster rolls, but I have never made them. I have had them in NYC and LA (@ the Hungry Cat)but not sure if the ones I had are genuine representations.
My plan is to buy a dozen or so lobsters as I figure one per person. I will then cook them, get the tail meat..but then what?
This is where I need your help: Do I just use the tail meat or do I use the claw meat also? How finely do I chop the meat? Do I need to cook the lobsters the day of or can it be done the day before and then finished off the day of? Are there variations to lobster rolls, or are ingredients pretty standard?
So, please provide me with a recipe for lobster rolls. I think the simpler the better, to allow the flavor of the lobster to shine.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.