Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop newsletter last week on lobster rolls inspired us to have lobster Sunday. We already know that I have a tendency to follow Goop with several of my past posts on Goop newsletters already, but last week was double fun.
Since we enjoy lobster rolls, I forwarded the newsletter to my husband with the suggestion of inviting friends to share in this recipe. Thank goodness I did as he was with friends who offered a wonderful way to simplify the preparation of the recipe – buy the meat already cooked!
With that we were on a roll, so to speak. We headed up to New England Lobster Company in Burlingame to purchase the meat. They just moved into a fantastic new space where they will be serving up food to eat too. We asked the owner where to get the best rolls to make lobster rolls and we were in for a treat when he offered to give us free rolls if we drove to his truck in South San Francisco. AWESOME!
For a little added sustenance, we enjoyed a delicious crab sandwich from the truck. The sandwich was loaded with crab meat for only $14!
After taking the short cut of buying the meat already cooked, we followed Gwyneth’s instructions for how to cook the rolls first in the oven to dry them out and then grilling them with melted butter.
Pretty sure the addition of melted butter to the lobster filling that she suggests is the trick.
Since we were already simplifying with already cooked lobster meat, I opted to skip making the french fries and go with salt and pepper Kettle chips. I added a salad too with cucumbers, tomatoes, cheddar-parmesan cheese, baby greens and a quick homemade caesar dressing.
How could you not enjoy this deliciousness?
The cocktail of the day was a Moscow mule inspired by the fantastic bartender at Melting Pot in San Mateo.
And for dinner, we continued with Lobster Sunday with lobster dipped in melted butter and the risotto from Weeknights with Giada.