An over-the-top summer lobster roll garnished with bacon, avocado, tomato and lots of fresh herbs.
6 slices thick cut bacon
1 T brown sugar
Fresh ground pepper
1 T kosher salt
3 4-ounce lobster tails, uncooked
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 t whole grain mustard
1 T lemon juice
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 handful chives
1 handful tarragon
1 handful parsley
1 handful chervil
2 T unsalted butter
3 lobster roll buns or 6 brioche slider rolls, sliced in half
1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Lay slices of bacon on a baking sheet and sprinkle with brown sugar and fresh ground pepper. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness of bacon, turning once halfway through. Remove bacon from pan and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
While bacon is cooking bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add lobster tails to the boiling water and turn down to a simmer. 4-ounce tails will take about 4 minutes to cook. If your tails are larger they may require more time. Remove the tails from the water and allow to cool. Don't toss out the water until you know your tails are completely cooked. Check by cutting into one of the tails. If the meat is an opaque white throughout, it is done. If it is still translucent it needs more time in the pot.
Allow tails to cool. Flip the tails so they are shell-side down and cut through the bottom of the belly. Remove the peel and devein. While deveining is not required for health reasons, I prefer to get rid of this ugly stuff!
Chop the meat into 1/2 to 1" pieces and set aside. If you are using large buns I chop bigger pieces.
In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice. Add lobster chunks, celery and fresh herbs. Combine and adjust seasoning.
Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add butter to the skillet. When butter is melted, dip brioche halves into the butter and cook until edges are brown. Remove from heat.
Place half a bun with toasted side up on a plate. Break a slice of bacon in two and criss-cross over the bun. Layer on a couple slices of avocado. Top with a scoop of lobster mixture and garnish with two tomato halves. Repeat until you have 3 lobster rolls or 6 lobster sliders.
Recipe by Something New For Dinner at https://somethingnewfordinner.com/recipe/lobster-blta-roll/