Yep, another avocado & cilantro recipe. Our cilantro plant is out of control! If you have recipes featuring cilantro, please provide links in the comment section ;).
My in-laws brought fresh lobsters up for Father’s Day, half of which we steamed, the other half of which we grilled. There were A LOT of leftovers, and my mother-in-law and sister-in-law were nice enough to painstakingly remove the succulent meat from their shells so we could easily incorporate it into another meal.
As New Englanders, the go-to recipe for fresh lobster meat is – of course – lobstah rolls (notice the use of the Boston accent here). I went Maine-style with a creamy base; but subbed in creamy Greek yogurt for some of the fat-laden mayo. For a new flavor twist, I tossed in some lime juice, chopped avocado, and cilantro. This variation isn’t for everyone, but it is a tasty twist on a classic that we loved!
|Name||Avocado & Cilantro Lobster Rolls|
|Prep Time||30 minutes|
|Cooking Time||10 minutes|
|Total Time||40 minutes|
|Yield||4 lobster rolls|
Ingredients For the Lobster Filling
- 1 1/2 pounds (680g) cooked lobster meat, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
Ingredients For the Avocado Spread
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
Ingredients For Assembling
- 4 New England-style split-top hot dog buns
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- Extra cilantro and lime wedges for garnish
Estimated Nutrition Per Serving:
- Calories: 450 calories per serving
- Total Fat: 30g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Cholesterol: 110mg
- Sodium: 800mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 20g
- Dietary Fiber: 5g
- Sugars: 3g
- Protein: 30g
Please note that these nutritional values are estimates and can vary based on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used. It’s always a good idea to use a nutrition calculator or consult with a registered dietitian for precise nutritional information, especially if you have dietary restrictions or specific health concerns.
1. Prepare the Lobster Filling:
In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, fresh lime juice, salt, and black pepper. Stir until well mixed.
Add the chopped lobster meat, chopped cilantro, and sliced green onions to the mayo mixture. Gently fold everything together until the lobster meat is evenly coated. Set aside.
2. Make the Avocado Spread:
Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh into a bowl.
Mash the avocado with a fork until smooth.
Stir in the minced garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
3. Toast the Buns:
Preheat a griddle or a large skillet over medium heat.
Brush the insides of the hot dog buns with melted butter.
Place the buns, buttered side down, on the griddle and cook until they are lightly toasted and golden brown. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
4. Assemble the Rolls:
Spread a generous spoonful of the avocado mixture on each toasted bun.
Next, add a layer of shredded lettuce on top of the avocado spread.
Finally, spoon the lobster filling onto the lettuce, dividing it evenly among the four rolls.
5. Garnish and Serve:
Garnish each lobster roll with extra cilantro leaves and a lime wedge.
Serve immediately with your favorite side dishes, such as coleslaw or potato salad.
Enjoy your Avocado & Cilantro Lobster Rolls while they are fresh and full of flavor!
These lobster rolls are a delicious fusion of classic and contemporary flavors that are sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Whether you’re by the sea or simply craving a taste of summer, this recipe will transport your taste buds to a coastal paradise.