In doing a little research on the sandwich, I gathered that less is more for this dish. Some recipes reduce it down to the lowest common denomonator (White hot dog bun, lobster, mayonnaise) that didn't really appeal to me. I did keep it simple to not mask the delicate flavor of lobster. Here is my riff on the lobster roll, along with an accompaning salad I served with it, which in it's own right was simple and spectacular. Enjoy!
Alchemy Lobster Roll
3 ounce lobster meat (per serving)
1 Tbs. mayonnaise (per serving)
1 Tbs. fine minced garlic chives (per serving) (from our farm)
juice of 1/2 lemon
fine shredded romaine lettuce
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Technique: Mix lobster, mayo., chives, and lemon juice together. Season with salt and pepper and blend very lightly (as not to destroy the lobster) Toast baguette and butter lightly. Assemble sandwich as pictured. Devour immediatly!
1 cucumber (peeled)
1 orange (peeled, sectioned, and pith removed)
1 Tbs. garlic chives
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil (use the best possible)
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
Technique: Peel cucumber, and section orange. Mix with fine diced chives, and toss with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and serve.