Lobster Rolls and a Cookbook Contest!

Yes, that is a good old-fashioned lobster roll in front of you, and it come from one of my new favorite cookbooks, STONEWALL KITCHEN FAVORITES. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I would basically like to move into the Stonewall Kitchen and live there for the rest of my life. Click here for just a few of the many, many, many reasons why. At any rate, the folks at Stonewall Kitchen heard about my adoration and were nice enough to send me a copy of their amazing cookbook. First of all, the food photography made me both deliriously happy AND think I better practice a little more with my own Nikon. It’s just glorious. And the recipes…every bit as wonderful as I hoped they would be.

And happily, I have one more of these fabulous cookbooks to give away!

More info on how to enter for the giveaway at the bottom of this post…but first we must discuss the lobster roll, which (of course) came from this fabulous cookbook.

Among the many, many other talented things that the Southern husband does is keep an eye on all the various supermarkets in the area for when lobster goes on sale. We just LOVE lobster in this house (who doesn’t?), but it does make me squirm a little when the price of cooking dinner starts rivaling the mortgage payment. So whenever he spots it on sale he makes sure to pick up a few of those babies, and to have have supermarket steam them up so they are cooked and ready for action. I have a few recipes that I go back to again and again that call for cooked lobster, but some days there is nothing like a good old-fashioned lobster roll.

Enter the Stonewall Kitchen Favorites, which has a lobster roll recipe that has now become my favorite lobster roll recipe of all time. It’s light and creamy and classic and perfect. And EASY. You take a couple of lobsters-worth of lobster meat, tear it into bite-sized pieces, and mix it up with lime zest, lime juice, fresh ginger, chopped scallion and just the teeny-tiny-est bit of mayo.

Then lightly toast a few hot dog rolls. In an ideal world, you will have top-split hot dog rolls (which are sometimes called New England-style. Why? I have no idea.). Butter them lightly, and then spoon the lobster salad into the rolls.

You have now pretty much achieved Lobster Roll Nirvana. It just doesn’t get any better than this.

Recipe is below, but first the giveaway: I have one glorious copy of Stonewall Kitchen Favorites to give away to a lucky winner, and get this: it is also signed by the authors. All those spectacular recipes, and signed by the authors as well…it’s almost as good as that lobster roll! Just leave me a comment on this post telling me your favorite summer recipe, and next Sunday I will pick one lucky, lucky recipient of this amazing cookbook. My beloved email subscribers, you can enter by clicking the post title, which will take you to the website where you can comment.

But first…lobster roll!

Lobster Rolls, adapted fromStonewall Kitchen Favorites 
Lobster Rolls and a Cookbook Contest!
  • 1½ cups cooked lobster meat
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated, peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 scallion, white and green parts, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Two hit dog buns, toasted and buttered
  1. Mix together the lobster, lime zest and juice, ginger, mayonnaise and scallion in a small bowl until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve in a lightly toasted and buttered hot dog bun.


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  1. Tracie says

    My favorite recipe this summer has been hummus. I cannot get enough! When temperatures reach more than 100 degrees cooking is the last thing I want to do! Hummus is perfect on a sandwich or with pita chips.

  2. thebakingconnoisseur says

    There is nothing better than a fresh peach crisp or strawberry shortcake in summer (using freshly picked straberries of course!). My favorite main dish would have to be a chilled corn and squash soup. Yum!

  3. a Broad says

    Congratulations !
    My favorite summer recipe is Grilled Salmon, with or without sauce on it .. served with an Orzo salad with fresh Tomatoes , Red Onions, Gaeta olives and crumbled Feta cheese.
    The next day would be sandwiches made with leftover salmon.

  4. Kris @ everywhereorange.com says

    The lobster roll looks amazing. I was just transported to my last trip to Boston, YUM!!!

    My favorite summer recipe is grilled guacamole. or maybe grilled pizza, or maybe ribs. hmmmmm… how about anything on the grill :)

  5. Joanne says

    I only dream of being able to afford lobster. Ever. Someday. Maybe?

    These rolls look fantastic, as does that cookbook (at least judging from the photo and your exuberance. I trust your exuberance)! Awesome giveaway. Isn't it cool when a company you really admire contacts you?

  6. Fun and Fearless in Beantown says

    This is a fantastic giveaway! I finally went to Stonewall Kitchen in York when I was on vacation in Ogunquit and I fell in love. I want to go back for a cooking class!

    My favorite summer recipe has definitely been my pesto orecchiette with fava beans, feta and cherry tomatoes. I've really been utilizing lots of great fresh, local and seasonal ingredients this summer!

  7. Julie (Bananas for Bourbon) says

    Just one!? Hm…well I made this great grilled corn chowder a few weeks ago that was awesome. But really, desserts are always my favorite, so I'll say the blueberry icebox pie I made recently. I'm such a sucker for graham cracker crusts and whipped cream. :)

    Is this the same Stonewall Kitchen that makes all those gourmet sauces?

  8. Heather says

    OMG. That looks incredible. I have never had lobster rolls, but I LOVE ME SOME LOBSTER! I wanted to buy some this summer but I am too afraid to kill it and cook it. I will have to check and see if our grocer will steam it for me!

    As for me? My fave summer food is cucumber salad or a grilled brat. There is NOTHING like a brat, and some fresh corn on the cob! YUM.

  9. squirrelbread says

    ever since we moved to the steamy south, ice cream has been a summer favorite. our copy of david liebowitz's 'the perfect scoop' is well-used, and there's not a clunker recipe in the book! though if lobsters were fresh here (and not a zillion dollars), believe that lobster rolls would be on our table regularly. what a treat!



  10. Mary says

    Oh I am definitely going to have to make these. Which means purchasing lobster for the first time!

    Recently happened across your blog while "Stumbling" around the internet, and am so excited to have discovered such a treasure trove of recipes!

    I think my favorite recipe this summer has been my homemade Tzatziki Chicken salad pita sandwiches :) Mint and dill and yogurt with anything is good! Haha.

  11. Tamara says

    LOVE your blog! My favourite summer recipe has to be cedar planked salmon served with a strawberry mesclun salad:
    strawberries, toasted almonds, crumbled goat's cheese, green onions and homemade citrus poppy seed dressing.
    salmon, bbq'ed on a cedar plank: slice red onion into rings, place on top of salmon; mix 1/2 cup balsamic dressing with 3/4 maple syrup. brush over salmon. bbq for 25 minutes or until fish flakes. re-brush once or twice to caramelize. Easy, delicious, and always a crowd pleaser!

  12. Kellee says

    I love NY Strip Kabobs on the grill, but the marinade will work for pretty much any protein.

    2 lbs meat
    1/4 c soy sauce
    1/4 c honey
    1 tbsp ginger
    garlic as desired
    1/2 c oil
    1/2 c vinegar
    medium onion

    Allow meat to marinate at least 24 hours, cook as desired.

  13. jenlb says

    My new favorite summer recipe is the one you posted for an heirloom tomato, bacon, and basil mayo sandwich. I had one tonight, and had to make another half it was so yummy. Tomato, basil and bread all from this morning's farmer's market. Thank you!

  14. Adrianna says

    Quinoa and Farmers Market Veggie Salad. So we start with a trip to the farmers market and grab what's available, my favorites are fresh green beans, sweet corn, and cherry tomatoes. Drop some Quinoa in the rice cooker with some chicken broth. Mix some chopped fresh sage in a sauce pan with a little butter and minced garlic, salt & pepper sauté veggies until tender. Toss with cooked Quinoa and top with shaved parm. I like to half the tomatoes and add at the very last moment. Puuurrrrfect summertime food

  15. scrambledhenfruit says

    Those lobster rolls look yum! Favorite summer recipe? It would have to involve tomatoes in pretty much any way, shape or form. :)

  16. Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife says

    My favorite summer recipe is grilled sweet corn! Wrap sweet corn in foil (or you can put it directly on the grill, but I personally prefer the subtle smokiness that you get when it's wrapped) and grill it alongside whatever's for dinner that night! Slather with lots of butter and eat!

    Thanks for the chance to win! Sounds like a great cookbook!

    Stefibeth @ aol.com

  17. Robyn says

    My favorite summer recipe would have to be this delicious salad that I make… where all the ingredients come from my garden! It's perfect for those hot summer days.

  18. Janet says

    I've been cooking up a storm of ribs and creamed corn this summer. Love love love it. And loving the lobster rolls. Might have to go pick a couple up!

  19. In My Tennis Shoes says

    Congrats! How fun and exciting for them to send you one of their books!!

    I've recently ate some fried green tomatoes that were to die for! I even blogged a/b it! Its my current fav summer food! :0)

  20. Suzanne H. says

    I love zucchini and squash just thrown on the grill with a little salt and pepper. It's my favorite for an easy spontaneous side dish!

  21. City Share says

    Congrats on getting the books. My favorite recipe this summer has been a corn and tomato salad. We belong to a farm share and it has been a great way to eat up all the veggies that keep rolling in.

  22. Jan says

    Our favorite recipes this summer have been any involving tomatoes. Last year we had a meager crop and planted way too many this year. We have loved tomato salsa on toasted bruschetta, fresh tomato sauce on pasta, caprese salad and pizza.

  23. Sarah Hawkins-Pinchers says

    One of my favorite summer dishes has to be corn on the cob drenched in butter! There is nothing better than crunching your teeth into an ear of sweet corn!!

  24. makeboxes says

    One of my favorite summer things is a rice salad from Martha Stewart Living. Jasmine rice mixed with marinated red onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, lots of fresh garlic, lemon zest and juice, and chopped fresh dill. Fabulous served hot or cold, and if you add a few Kalamata olives and some grilled shrimp, it's beyond compare. I bet if you substituted the abovementioned steamed lobster for the shrimp, it would be toe-curling good.
    Anne, drooling over her keyboard.

  25. Kris says

    Fave recipe this summer is a grilled NY strip steak and corn on the cob. Simple. Delicious. I live in NE and never knew there were any other kind of hotdog bun than the top slit (the sides are bread like and toastable) until I traveled.

  26. tamilyn says

    Because of some of your prior posts, I went and bought several things from Stonewall :)

    Favorite summer recipe? Ooooo, tough one. Hmm, Probably steak and chicken skewers, marinated and tossed with some veggies in my individual kebob baskets. The family scarfs them right up.

    And my favorite summer cocktail-brandy slush. I just remember my Mom having it in the summers in our dinky little back deck. Now I like to have in my favorite yellow chair while looking out over the cornfields.

    What a beautiful looking cookbook-from the cover at least!

  27. norcalgurl says

    With lots of fresh tomatoes and basil from our garden, my favorite meal this summer has been a caprese salad and okra & tomato soup. Yum!

  28. clc says

    I love lobster rolls! Another summer favorite is a corn, avocado, tomato and black bean salad that can also serve as a dip when served with chips.

  29. Ellbeedee says

    Favorite summer recipe? When the tomatoes are in line with the onions there is nothing better than fresh salsa – two ways. I prefer a small dice of tomato, yellow onion, minced garlic and jalapeno, chopped cilantro from the herb barrel, freshly squeezed lime, a drizzle of oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Grilling husband throws halved tomatoes, sliced onions, jalapenos, and whole head garlic on the grill. Take the tomatoes off before they fall apart, the rest should be barely tender. Let cool, chop gently, and proceed the same as the fresh type. Heaven on a chip! Lots of cold sangria alongside.

  30. Marsha H says

    A fresh tomato is my favorite summer food, so I guess my favorite recipe would be a tomato caprese salad or anything mixing tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. Thank you for having this contest. The cookbook looks wonderful.

  31. Melissa says

    I love to make veggie soups in the summer since the farmers markets always have amazing vegetables this time of year. Yes, it's hot but that's why we have AC! :)

  32. Jannifer says

    I have loved salmon on the barbecue this summer and so many other things on the barbecue! I also love making dishes with fresh fruit.

  33. Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! says

    Summer is my favorite food season! I'd have to say fresh corn on the cob and guacamole are my top two summer favs!

  34. Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! says

    Summer is my favorite food season! I'd have to say fresh corn on the cob and guacamole are my top two summer favs!

  35. Dawn says

    Summers in Wisconsin are short so I grill as much as I can because come winter my grill is covered with snow! Favorite would be BBQ baby back ribs.

  36. srtapicker says

    My favorite summer recipe is mango salsa (includes tomatoes, red peppers, mango, grilled corn, black beans, red onions, cilantro, sugar, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. DELISH!) Love the blog!!

  37. Diana To says

    i heart lobster rolls! thanks for the recipe.

    My favorite recipe this summer is watermelon salad. Cube up half a seedless watermelon, crumble feta cheese, sliver mint, mix olive oil with fresh cracked black pepper to taste, and toss to combine. This sweet and salty salad is a refreshing side to summer bbq. :)

  38. Nutmeg Nanny says

    Mmmmmmm lobster rolls. My boyfriend grew up in Connecticut so lobster rolls are something he could eat each and everyday. Although he usually prefers the warm lobster rolls over the cold ones. Either way I think they are delicious. I'm with you on Stonewall Kitchen. Their products are available at my local store and I'm always picking up new jams and sauces. Yum!

  39. Sarah says

    My favourite summer dinner has to be pork steaks with a chipotle honey glaze alongside fresh veggies from the Farmer's Market. Actually, it would just the fresh gems from the Farmer's Market. I look so forward to the market all winter and am just thrilled to frequent it every Saturday and enjoy the goodies we pick up.

  40. Jodi says

    My favorite summer recipe is tomatoes, basil, and brie over pasta. Nothing better than tomatoes and basil straight from the garden, and yummy brie.

  41. Anonymous says

    Thank U 4 such a Wonderful giveaway.
    Oh, I hope I win, as I am a collector of cookbooks and how fantastic this book would be in my collection.
    Guess my favorite summertime recipe would be my cold garden pasta salad recipe.

  42. Debbi says

    Thanks for the contest! This summer I have been teaching myself to can (not always successfully). My favorite recipe has been red onion balsamic jam. I put it on everything from grilled pizzas or egg frittatas to grilled chicken or prosciutto, mozzarella and tomato paninis. YUM!

  43. Anonymous says

    My favorite summer recipe is anything with fresh tomatoes and corn. Lobster rolls look great!! Wish we could get New England-style rolls here in Tennessee.

  44. wonderousclusterf#@k says

    I know, it sounds weird but…Pepper Soup. It's kind of like a stuffed bell pepper but a thick soup (tomato base with rice, ground beef, green peppers and onions…simple but hearty and comforting). It reminds me of my grandma, she would make it every summer because that's when bell peppers are in season. When I would stay with my grandparents during the summer I would gobble up bowl after bowl after bowl!

  45. Renata says

    Favourite summer recipe. Probably something with tomatoes – real ones that don't taste like cardboard. Gazpacho or, does this count, fresh grain German rye bread with mayo, sliced tomatoes and salt and pepper. Yum.

  46. Katie says

    Favorite summer recipe: Cannelini Bean Salad
    per person:
    1/2 c cannnelini beans drained and rinsed
    1/3 c chopped chicken
    2/3 c choppped zucchini and green beans, blanched and cooled
    chopped basil
    Toss it all together with 1 tsp olive oil, zest and juice from 1/2 a lemon, season with salt and pepper, and let chill until cold.
    Adapted from a recipe on Martha Stewart.

  47. lauren says

    Oh these all sound so good! My favorite is grilled pineapple – cut into spears and sprinkle with cinnamon – it will come off the grill tasting like candy! For the kids, homemade graham crackers for smores (can't make 'em fast enough!) Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Courtney says

    My favorite summer recipe is a summer berry salad with homemade poppy seed dressing

    Salad Ingredients:
    baby lettuce mix (such as baby butter)
    thinly sliced strawberries
    sliced, toasted almonds
    goat cheese

    Dressing Ingredients:
    1 cup oil
    1 cup sugar
    2 tbs poppy seeds
    1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
    toasted sesame seeds (optional)

    In blender mix together sugar and vinegar until smooth
    while on low slowly add oil until dressing starts to come together
    stir in poppy seeds (you can also stir in some toasted sesame seeds if you'd like)
    allow dressing to sit in refrigerator overnight

    mix salad ingredients together (crumble, don't cut, cheese)
    toss with dressing

    This is a favorite I make for every summer dinner I go to. Everyone seems to love it, even the skeptics, and it's so simple!

  49. Julie says

    This summer's recipe discovery for me was a Watermelon Salad from Rio Mar Restaurant in New Orleans. I've tinkered with my own version (which I never do!)until I think I'm pretty close. Anyways, think chunks of cool watermelon, luscious crab, tangy bleu cheese, zippy balsamic vinegar and finish with a little heat- I'm using serrano chilis… Flavors that shouldn't work, but during the summer months, they become BFFs! Thanks, Julie

  50. TinaW says

    My favorite summer recipe is black bean salsa (salad). It's a reader recipe from Cooking Light and it's absolutely delicious with black beans, tomatoes, cucumber, cilantro – sometimes I add corn, too. Perfect summer food.

  51. kim says

    We just returned from a trip to Cape Cod and N. Maine. I think i ate lobster rolls about every other day. I dream about them. My favorite thing to eat in the summer is my marinated chicken with fresh tomatoes w. balsamic glaze and blue cheese, and fresh corn. Love your recipes.

  52. Susan says

    What a Lobster Roll recipe! I am originally from Maine, and have been to Stonewall's flagship store in Kittery many times. I love walking around drooling at all of the food items, cookware, and cookbooks. Sometimes they even have a cooking class where you can watch through the glass windows. To say the least, I would love to add this cookbook to my Maine cookbook collection! And, to think it is signed by the authors! What a bonus!
    My favorite summer recipe has to be Lobster Rolls, of course. I always eat as many of them as I can when I vacation in Maine during the summer. Your photos not only made me crave a lobster roll, but made me homesick for Maine.


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