Am making lobster rolls for the husband elect's birthday on Tuesday. He's waxed poetic about them from his visits to family on the East Coast and I'd like to attempt a recreation, but when I ask what was in them, he just repeats that the best he's had have been 'simple'. I've the picked cooked lobster meat (just under a pound for an entree for the two of us), and the plain top cut hotdog buns which I plan to butter liberally and toast on a griddle.
I've never had a lobster roll--so I'm looking for your favorite preparations. Looking for the essential here. I've seen contentious debate online regarding mayo, and other "fillers" like celery etc.
Also, seasonings! I want it to taste of lobster, not a curried truffle oil blaspheme...what brings out the best of teh meat?
And finally...what to serve alongside? Fries seem the obvious choice, but I'm a terrible deep frier--would crispy roasted fingerlings do? Are there traditional sides that go along with a lobster roll?
Thanks to all in advance!