Food & Drink

Grandma Ethel's Lobster Rolls Rock

A Recipe from Island Creek Oyster Bar

lobster roll!

Lobster rolls are like Harry Potter movies: In our opinion, there can never be enough.

And this roll is ready to star at your next surf-and-turf-themed soiree: We asked Island Creek Oyster Bar chef Jeremy Sewall to share his grandmother’s time-tested recipe, which she perfected over 50 years of serving her lobsterman husband’s catches.

Consider us spellbound.

Ethel “Babe” Sewall’s Lobster Rolls
Makes eight

4 1¼-pound lobsters, steamed
1 c. mayonnaise
½ c. pickles, diced small
½ c. celery, diced small
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. celery salt
2 tbsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. white pepper
6 tbsp. butter
8 hot dog buns

1. Remove all meat from the lobster and dice the meat into medium-size pieces.

2. Mix the mayonnaise, pickles, celery, lemon juice, celery salt, kosher salt, and pepper with the lobster. Reserve.

3. Melt the butter in a nonstick pan or on a griddle. Lightly toast the hot dog buns on both sides.

4. Fill the buns with lobster salad and serve.

Island Creek Oyster Bar, 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Kenmore Square (617-532-5300 or islandcreekoysterbar.com).

Photo: Courtesy of Island Creek Oyster Bar

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