“The Beltway is essentially a deconstructed crab cake – made with lobster. Old Bay spice, key to any good crab cake, is what makes this lobster roll so delicious. We dust Maine lobster with Old Bay, add chives, mayo, and shallots and stuff the mixture into our grilled brioche roll. Panko crumbs are toasted in butter and then sprinkled on top of the roll, adding a nice crunch,” says Kristen Bailey, COO of Lobster ME.
- Two Maine Lobsters
- 1/2 tsp. diced shallots
- 1/2 tsp. finely sliced chives
- 1/4 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
- Mayonnaise to taste
- 2 tbsp. butter, divided
- 1/4 cup panko crumbs
- 2 split top buns (preferably brioche)
Steam Lobsters until cooked through (cooking times will vary based on lobster size) and allow to cool. Shuck lobster meat from shells. Gently fold lobster meat with diced shallots, chives, Old Bay, mayonnaise, and a pinch of salt, set aside.
Melt 1 tbsp. butter in small skillet, toast panko crumbs until golden and set aside in a small bowl. Clean out skillet, melt reserved 1T of butter in skillet and toast outside of buns until golden brown. Stuff lobster mixture into rolls, top with panko crumbs and enjoy! (Recipe credit: Chef Sonia El-Nawal of Lobster ME).
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