We've lived in Maine for 3 and a half months, and realized the other day that we hadn't had a Lobster Roll since then. After realizing this, I also remembered seeing Lobster at the grocery store for only 5.99/lb. And they'll cook it for you for free. Need I say more...
So we bought two small Lobsters and had 'em cooked, and brought them home (along with some Maine-style frankfurter buns):
Now on to the hard part, we had to get all the meat out...
Most people would probably stop at this point, but we wanted to do it true Mainer style, so we dug into all the legs and body and got every last bit of meat out. The results were pretty gruesome:
Mix it up with a dollop of mayo and throw it in a bun and you've got a Lobster Roll. (Sorry for the fuzzy pic, Golda wouldn't let me take another one since she wanted to eat!).
I also made my first batch of ginger ale this week. I found a really simple recipe which we basically already had everything for:
- 1 C sugar
- Zest and juice of one lemon
- 1 inch of ginger, grated
- 2 T bread yeast (you might want less if you have better yeast/a warmer house - I got impatient)
It turned out so well that I might try to make my own root beer or cream soda next. Anyone else have ideas or recipes they use?