Holy Cow – Lobster Rolls for $8.99

Now this could be huge or, admittedly I’ve been known to do this in the past, I could be overreacting but I’m cautiously optimistic. At the Dupont Marvelous Market (1511 Connecticut Ave, NW next to Kramerbooks) the sign above stopped me dead in my tracks. Since a Lobster Roll costs $15 at Luke’s Lobster Shack and Red Hook Lobster – this could be awesome. Though it could also be like comparing a McDonald’s hamburger to a Palena hamburger. Anyone happen to try the Marvelous Market lobster roll yet? I’ll be sure to report back after I grab a taste.

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  • I have a feeling it would be a lot like MM’s sushi. Which is to say it’s good if you have 5 minutes to eat and a few dollars to spend.

  • i’m calling this now: huge disappointment. the sandwiches there are all pre-wrapped and are typically pretty bad unless you need something in a hurry.

  • In Maine they actually do sell lobster rolls at McDonald’s in the Summertime. I’ve never tried one, but I bet MM’s is alot like those.

    • the McLobster … and it should be call the McUnwantedPartsOfLobster. Very similar to the poutine the Quebecois McDo’s sells … subpar.

      Lobster Rolls: Red’s
      Poutine: Chez Ashton’s
      Admittedly, both are over 700 miles from here 🙁

  • Finally. Lobster rolls for the rest of us. Those perched high in your office buildings cackling with your $20 sandwiches clasped in your hands take note.

  • Lobster rolls are extremely simple to make. If they got a deal on lobster meat this would make sense. To make your own

    1. buy lobster tails when they are on sale – (often at Harris Teeter.)
    2. boil a pot of water, throw in 1 T. of salt.
    3. Drop in tails, simmer for 5 min. Take them out and let them rest 10 min.
    4. crack shells (lay ’em out belly-side down and slice them lengthwise down the back with a big-ass knife) – remove meat – (if they still look a little underdone – drop them back into the hot water – just don’t overcook.) Chop the lobster.
    5. Mix with GOOD mayonnaise – making your own mayonnaise is actually the easiest thing in the world. Buy pasturized eggs. separate out the yolks – whisk them until foamy – add a little dry mustard powder (nice, not essential) drizzle in olive oil while whisking until it is thick & satiny. (Don’t expect jar mayo texture – this is more like pudding)
    6. butter and toast/grill a roll – pile on!

  • goaldigger

    The hardest part of making it at home is getting the New England style hot dog buns (which next to the lobster is a key ingredient!). I’m bringing some back in my suitcase after trip to RI this weekend but I’ve seen available online.

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