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Maine Lobster Rolls

Maine was gorgeous!

I went to Maine and made fresh lobster rolls that are super tasty and dairy and egg-free! |spachethespatula.com #recipeAre you guys ready for way too many photos of my recent family vacation? I promise there’s a recipe in here, too, LOL! But for real, Maine is one of the most picturesque places that I have ever been—the rocky shores, plentiful lighthouses, and creepy-looking houses (seriously guys…literally every house there looks haunted…)—it’s gorgeous.

As you’d expect, there are lobsters everywhere! No joke, rest stop sell live lobsters.

What I wouldn’t expect? One of the nastiest sunburns of my life…LOL. And it’s so weird and blotchy 🙁

I went to Maine and made fresh lobster rolls that are super tasty and dairy and egg-free! |spachethespatula.com #recipe I went to Maine and made fresh lobster rolls that are super tasty and dairy and egg-free! |spachethespatula.com #recipeWe went whale watching and saw seals, puffins, porpoises, dolphins, minke whales, and two humpbacks super close-up! One of them even waved to us.

We also hiked Monhegan Island and the two highlights were their cute little brewery with a tasty Hef, and the whale my sister Rebecca and I saw from shore!

I went to Maine and made fresh lobster rolls that are super tasty and dairy and egg-free! |spachethespatula.com #recipe I went to Maine and made fresh lobster rolls that are super tasty and dairy and egg-free! |spachethespatula.com #recipeThe house we stayed at in Port Clyde had a lobster tank in the kitchen! How cool is that?? We picked up a few lobsters to make fresh lobster rolls, and can I just say… having to kill them was on of the hardest things I’ve done, but I insisted that I do it because you know… I believe if you’re going to eat a living thing you should be able to kill it. I may have cried a bit and pardoned one of the lobsters who we named Clyde and released into the sea…LOL.

I went to Maine and made fresh lobster rolls that are super tasty and dairy and egg-free! |spachethespatula.com #recipe I went to Maine and made fresh lobster rolls that are super tasty and dairy and egg-free! |spachethespatula.com #recipeSo about these lobster rolls… You guys know I don’t eat dairy or eggs anymore, so that meant that I couldn’t really eat any of the lobster rolls at any of the restaurants (since they use mayo with eggs and buttered rolls). I made it my mission to make my own dairy and egg-free version!

I tried to stay pretty traditional and simple: lemon, mayo, chives, and some shallots…and of course lobster! I did add some arugula to the sandwiches for a little bite and change of pace, though!

I went to Maine and made fresh lobster rolls that are super tasty and dairy and egg-free! |spachethespatula.com #recipe I went to Maine and made fresh lobster rolls that are super tasty and dairy and egg-free! |spachethespatula.com #recipe

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Maine Lobster Rolls

Yield: 8 small rolls

Ingredients:

  • 3 large lobsters
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 to 3 tbsp minced shallots
  • 2 to 3 tbsp chopped chives
  • salt, to taste
  • baby arugula
  • mini buns
  • vegan butter

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. slice the two lemons and add them in.
  2. Humanely kill the lobsters first by slicing through the head. Place them in the boiling water, cover, and boil for 10 minutes, until red.
  3. Carefully, remove the meat from the lobsters, and place in a large bowl. Add in the mayo, lemon juice, shallot, and chives, and mix. Add salt to taste.
  4. Spread your mind buns with butter and broil in the oven until toasted.
  5. Add some arugula into each bun, and spoon in the lobster salad.

I went to Maine and made fresh lobster rolls that are super tasty and dairy and egg-free! |spachethespatula.com #recipe

   

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