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The real way to make a lobster roll

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The real way to make a lobster roll

Jessiet | Aug 9, 2012 11:13 AM

Today, I received my Chow recipe of the day, and it was for New England Lobster Rolls. The three necessary ingredients were: Maine lobster, mayonnaise, celery. Hmmmm. I beg to differ. I supposed I used to agree with that list, but not since my husband and I happened upon Red's Eats in Wiscasset, Maine. These are, hands down, the best lobster rolls we've ever had. No mayonnaise here! Red's takes a New England hot dog roll, and grills it on both sides. Then they add the meat from more than one whole Maine lobster. The crowning glory is melted butter, poured all over it, and in abundance. If you're going to Maine this summer, do yourself, and the local fishermen, a favor. Pick up some shedders (these are lobsters that have just shed their too-tight shells in exchange for new, comfy, but soft ones) at around $3.00 a pound, cook them, and prepare them this way. Nirvana.

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