Picnic Perfect Lobster Rolls

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.

Picnic Perfect Lobster Rolls

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! 

Picnic Perfect Lobster Rolls
adapted from Cooking Light
  • 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
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Refrigerate at least 1 hour.  Serve on toasted New England Style Hot Dog rolls.

Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 05 mins Total time: 20 mins Yield: 4 rolls