Packers v. New England – Serve the Patriots up on a plate

Before every Packers game this 2015 season we will give you a recipe from our favorite SE Wisconsin home cooking extraordinaire Staci Joers.   Packer fans can serve up the other team on a plate for their Packer parties or family gatherings with each recipe being a dish often served in the opponent’s part of the country.   This week Staci came up with an easy recipe that seems fancy, the Classic New England Lobster Roll.   Its a sandwich, its easy to make: perfect football food.

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Staci Joers is a Caledonia resident, has a degree in culinary arts and has taught cooking demonstration classes all over SE Wisconsin since 1992.  www.cookingwithclass.us   On September 3rd, Staci has a “Fall Harvest of Flavors” class in Caledonia which provides recipes to use up all those garden vegetables.   Details along with info on all her Milwaukee-area classes are on her website, linked above.

Classic Maine Lobster Roll

Lobster Roll

Serving Size  : 2     (Photo is from the Lobster Roll served at St. Paul Fish Market in Milwaukee — If you don’t feel like cooking, go pick a couple up at the Milwaukee Public Market)

2        hot dog buns — really, they use hot dog buns!

2        tablespoons  butter — melted

6        ounces  cooked lobster meat

mayonnaise — to taste

1/4     cup  celery — finely diced, optional

2        tablespoons  green onion — finely diced, optional

pinch  fresh Italian parsley — minced, optional

squeeze  fresh lemon juice — optional

dash  hot pepper sauce

Preheat your broiler or a non-stick saute large enough to hold the buns over medium heat. Brush the hot dog buns with melted butter and broil or grill in the pan until golden.

If you have fresh lobster (tails are the easiest to handle) bring about 2″ of water to a boil in a large pan that has a steamer insert. Place the tails (two 4-5 ounce tails will equal about 6 ounces of cooked meat) in the steamer basket and place the basket over the simmering water. Cover and steam for about 8 minutes or until cooked thru. Immediately submerge in ice water to stop the cooking.

Cut up your lobster meat and toss with just enough mayo to cover. Add celery, green onions, parsley, lemon and hot pepper sauce, if using. Scoop half of the mixture onto one bun and half onto the other and eat both while no one is looking!

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 312 Calories; 14g Fat (41.5% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 92mg Cholesterol; 695mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Fat.

NOTES : A classic Lobster Roll only has the lobster meat mixed with enough mayo to wet, plopped on a grilled hot dog bun. From there it varies with some places adding celery and green onions etc. I had it both ways and truly, you can’t go wrong not matter what!

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