July 04, 2012

Picnic Perfect Lobster Rolls - a contribution to the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club

A few months ago Val contacted me and asked if I would be interested in joining the Cooking Light Virtual Supper club sometime as a past member guest.  I couldn't tell her no.  After all, it was Val and I who sparked the fire for a Cooking Light theme when we did a week of Cooking Light posts called 2 Gals Cooking Light a little more than 3 years ago.  It was from there that we created the Virtual Supper Club with some of our other Cooking Light Fans - Helene, Aggie, and Jamie.  Helene has joined us this month also, so 3 of our original group are together celebrating Canada Day with our virtual supper!

I may not be Canadian, and I realize that today is Independence Day here in the good ole USA.  I am very appreciative of the freedom our country is celebrating today along with respect and appreciation of those who have fought and continue to fight for our country's freedom.  I do feel a kindred spirit with Canada however, as I grew up at the border of US and Canada.  To me, Canada felt like home.  So out of respect for my Canadian neighbors, I celebrate their Canada Day with them also!  One thin Canada and the US has in common with their celebration is their fireworks.  I have seen many amazing fireworks in the US and I have also been to Ottawa on Canada Day and experienced their awesome fireworks.

I'm very excited to share with you our Virtual Supper with the following members of this month's supper club.  Come along and drool with me!

Val - More than Burnt Toast brought an appetizer of Marinated Mozzarella and Pepper Salad and Giz of Equal Opportunity Kitchen made a Thai Seafood Salad.


Up next with the main course was Sandi of The Whistlestop Cafe Cooking with Grilled Zucchini with Caprese Salsa and I brought the sandwich - a delicious Lobster Roll!


Jerry of Jerrys Thoughts Musings and Rants shared a yummy dessert of Strawberry Parfaits while Helene of La Cuisine d'Helene quenched our thirst with Freshly-Squeezed Lemonade.

Thank you to the current VSC member for inviting me back to your table this month!

A few notes about the Lobster Roll.  I have to tell you that it was an absolute success!  I was lucky to have Lobsters on sale at our Price Chopper the last few weeks so we had freshly steamed lobster to work with.  The sauce that flavors the Lobster is flavorful in every way and Grumpy felt it was even better the 2nd day (I sent the leftovers to work for his lunch one day - you can't tell me this man doesn't eat like a king!).  This will be my definite go to recipe for a Lobster Roll any time we feel the craving for one, it was perfect in every way.  I hope you will enjoy it too!


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Picnic Perfect Lobster Rolls
adapted from Cooking Light
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons lowfat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons minced green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 4 cups Lobster meat cut into bite sized pieces
  • 4 New England Style Hot Dog Rolls, toasted
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Refrigerate at least 1 hour.  Serve on toasted New England Style Hot Dog rolls.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 rolls

9 comments:

bellini said...

It was a pleasure to share our mutual celebration with you again Shelby. Living along the St Lawrence i remember there being simultaneous fireworks on both sides of the border. Your lobster rolls have me wanting to try my hand at these special treats myself, but living on the West coast oerhaps it will have to be crab rolls.

Kristen - Dine & Dish said...

Those look AMAZING, Shelby!!! Happy 4th, my friend!

giz said...

Picnic supreme with this main.

Helene said...

I can't wait for lobsters to go on sale at my market. Will try this recipe that looks so yummy. Happy 4th of July!

james said...

Ggreat recipe and we are saving this to our pinboard on Grubodex.com

Thx

MyFudo™ said...

Lobsters! My husband cannot get enough of them...I on the other hand, cannot have even just 1 bite due to hypersensitivity to crustaceans. Talk about compatibility, eh? Anyhow, I will still be bookmarking this page and trying this the soonest. Talk about the joy of preparing something, you'd know will make your better half smile, priceless! Thanks for the recipe.

myfudo said...

Lobsters! My husband cannot get enough of them...I on the other hand, cannot have even just 1 bite due to hypersensitivity to crustaceans. Talk about compatibility, eh? Anyhow, I will still be bookmarking this page and trying this the soonest. Talk about the joy of preparing something, you'd know will make your better half smile, priceless! Thanks for the recipe.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Shelby~ how did I miss this? I set the virtual table without you. I am fixing this right now!
This lobster roll is makign me drool... Lobster is not something that is easy to find in Alabama (maybe I should say cheap!)
I'm glad you were back for supper~

Ker said...

YUM!! I saw your blog address on a comment on healthy-delicious.com and have been drooling over your photos - I travel for work, so I don't cook much (I am in Taiwan now for 2-3 weeks per month). When I am not traveling, I live in Albany, too, but went to college at Clarkson, not far from the Canadian border - so I understand your admiration for our neighbors to the north!

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