The secret to the Clam
Shack's lobster rolls is really in the cooking of the lobster. The innate sweetness of the lobster meat is enhanced by cooking in salt water. We boil ours in fresh ocean water, but you can do it at home by simply adding 1/4 cup of sea or kosher salt to your lobster pot. Get the water boiling to a fierce roar in a pot deep enough to cover your catch (or do them in batches). Throw the lobsters in and cover, boiling for 15 minutes.
Cool and shuck
. Pick and use all of the meat from the claws, knuckles and tail. When cleaning the tail, be sure to split it lengthwise and remove the dark vein.
Heat a griddle
or cast-iron frying pan
over medium-high heat. Brush melted butter
on the outsides of the hot dog rolls, or the cut side of the bakery buns. Grill
butter-side down until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread mayo on the buns or rolls and pile on the lobster meat. Drizzle
with a bit of melted butter, and garnish with a lemon wedge.
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