Part of my 101 Things in 1001 Days project.
Tim started telling me about lobster rolls about two years before our trip to Maine. so I had a long time to get excited about the idea. They’re such a simple concept – a bun that’s sliced along the top, fresh lobster and just enough mayonnaise and seasoning to tie it all together.
The recipe doesn’t vary much from region to region, but Maine does it best by keeping it really basic.
My first lobster roll (pictured above) was from a trendy waterfront restaurant, and it was delicious. I was pretty confident that I’d had the best lobster roll there was until a couple of days later when I went to McLoon’s Lobster Shack in South Thomaston, ME.
It may not look like much, but damn. It was the perfect balance of fresh lobster to tangy mayo and the bun was perfectly toasted.
Since coming home to Australia I have had dreams about the lobster roll in the photo above. Delicious, filthy dreams that would make you blush.
I’ll be seeing you again someday, McLoons. You and your beautiful sunset.