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Friday, November 4, 2011

Cape Cod

Ahhh, Cape Cod - one of my favorite places in the world. My sister-in-law Barb's is kind enough to let us use her Cape house when we're there. We drove across upstate New York then across Massachusetts. The trees were beautiful. We probably missed the best color by a couple of weeks but nonetheless it was glorious.

On Cape just in time to stop and get some lobster for dinner. We found this guy named Salty Lou a couple of years ago. He's a lobsterman. Has a tank on his front porch. So, not only are the lobsters really fresh, they're very reasonably priced. I couldn't find a web site for Lou so we took a guess on the exit to use. Success!! There he was on the south side of 6A east of the East Sandwich exit. Lobsters in hand, it was time to finish the trip to Yarmouth. Middle son, Greg, his girlfriend, Mary and youngest son, Matt, showed up. Off to the grocery Connie went to get hamburger and a few other necessities. You see, Greg doesn't like seafood or fish. Matt doesn't like beans and there's a lot of fruit that Greg can't eat because it makes his mouth tingle. Otherwise, these guys will eat anything. They're so much fun to cook for because I don't have to avoid much.

I bought an extra lobster so we could make lobster rolls for lunch the next day. Once, I ordered a lobster roll at Jerry's down the street. It was ok, but nothing to write home about. I thought the mayo et all rather masked the taste of the lobster. On the flip side, I've had the lobster salad at the Chatham Bars Inn and it's been magnificent. It was time to make my own lobster roll. What did I think? Skip the bun. It's a total waste. Now, some of you may disagree here but I think it just totally takes away from the flavor of the lobster.

Lobster Roll
serves 2


1 lobster, cooked and picked
1 rib celery, finely diced
1 t lemon juice
2 T mayonnaise
2 lobster rolls or hot dog buns
1 T butter


Dice the lobster meat and toss it lightly with the lemon juice, mayonnaise and celery. 

Melt the butter in a skillet.  Brown the rolls on the outsides. 

Remove the rolls from the heat and stuff them with the lobster salad.


The Mom Chef said...

We have a friend in Chatham so if you meet someone named Patti while you're there, tell her we say hi! Cape Cod is one of our very favorite places to vacation (right below Maine), as long as it's above 70 degrees. :) Have fun!!

Kate said...

We didn't get to Chatham this time but I usually do. At least I get as far as Chatham Pottery! Spent most of our time in Yarmouth with visits to Barnstable and Orleans.