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How do you like your lobster roll?

Old May 31, 16, 9:06 am
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How do you like your lobster roll?

While I prefer butter base, this one was pretty darn good.


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Old May 31, 16, 10:04 am
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I always prefer a warm lobster roll. I actually got my recipe down pretty good where I haven't eaten a better one yet and I've tried plenty even in Boston.
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Old May 31, 16, 10:48 am
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That looks pretty darn good but is it really a lobstah roll if it's not eaten at a weathered wooden picnic table?
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Butter by far the best. I look askance at mayo.

Never celery NO NO NO.
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Old May 31, 16, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by DetailsIM View Post
While I prefer butter base, this one was pretty darn good.
Two questions: how much was that lobster roll and where did you buy it?
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Lightly toasted bun, melted butter, lobster.

Nothing else wanted or needed.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 1:23 am
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I like my lobster boiled and only served with butter. Definitely don't need the roll. My go-to place when I am back is Warren's in Kittery, ME. A little touristy, yes, but reliably not bad.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 5:58 am
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Toasted bun, butter, no mayo, and from New England. Cold buns are too reminiscent of cheap hot dogs. Also a barely sweet lemonade as an accompaniment.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by TOMFORD View Post
Toasted bun, butter, no mayo, and from New England.
I've had two lobster rolls in my life, one each in Plymouth MA and central Ohio. The latter (at a local pub) was far superior, being served with a crusty roll as opposed to a toasted bun and with much sweeter and more-tender lobster meat. And it cost half as much as the one in Plymouth, and was served by friendly and courteous waitstaff instead of snooty and rude. So the whole New England thing, based on my very limited experience, means little.

I agree about the butter vs. mayo, though. Mayo just wouldn't work.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 9:47 am
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Two questions: how much was that lobster roll and where did you buy it?
$19 at the Seafood Shanty - Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard.
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Old Jun 2, 16, 3:42 pm
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$19 at the Seafood Shanty - Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard.
That seems like quite a reasonable price given the portion size.
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Originally Posted by cblaisd View Post
Lightly toasted bun, melted butter, lobster.

Nothing else wanted or needed.
I agree, and wait, that's the Connecticut style? I always had them backwards in my brain. The best roll I've ever had was at Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine, and they were straight butter and hot. I always assumed that's Maine style.
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Old Jun 2, 16, 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by violist View Post
Butter by far the best. I look askance at mayo.

Never celery NO NO NO.
+1 +1 +1

Dunno why some establishments kill a good lobster roll with mayo and celery.

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Lightly toasted bun, melted butter, lobster.

Nothing else wanted or needed.
Yep.

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I've had two lobster rolls in my life ...
That is ... interesting. Most people I know have had none (didn't want to try it), one (didn't like it) or many (as in dozens or even hundreds). Two is unusual.
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Old Jun 2, 16, 11:46 pm
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I've also only had 2. Both on the west coast, and both were cold/cool with mayo. At least one had celery, maybe both. Both were delicious, but the warm, melted butter ones sound even better.
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Old Jun 3, 16, 12:06 am
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We're really talking about two closely related things.

Lobster roll - warm lobster meat, drawn butter only

Lobster salad roll - cold lobster meat, mayo and celery, inside of bun can be buttered if desired.

I like both, with slight preference for lobster salad roll.
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