Sam’s Famous Lobster Roll
Food and Drink

Courtesy of Sam’s ChowderMobile, Lewis Rossman, Half Moon Bay, CA. Recipe from FOOD TRUCK ROAD TRIP—A COOKBOOK by Kim Pham, Philip Shen, Terri Phillips. Page Street Publishing/November 2014. Used with permission.

Sam’s Famous Lobster Roll

Serves: 4

2 whole 1 1/2-pound lobsters

1/2 cup butter, melted

4 brioche hot dog buns, sides trimmed

1/3 cup chopped celery

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and steam the lobsters for 12 minutes. Remove and cool the lobsters, and then remove all of the meat. Chop the meat into generous chunks and set aside.

Heat a sauté pan with 2 tablespoons of the butter and toast the sides of the buns. Remove the buns when they are light brown on both sides.

Add the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter, the celery and lobster meat to the pan. Heat gently until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the mixture, or the meat will lose its moisture.

Divide the meat into 4 servings and stuff the buns with it.