Lobster Rolls in Dallas? Hell yes…gimme some!

A few years back I wrote about a unique find near the DFW airport, Lobster Harvest. This my friends is where Lobsters come to retire, where the weakest links find their way on my plate for a fraction of the cost. Now keep in mind, we are not in Maine, and today’s soothing 106 degrees reminded us all that for us here in Texas, summer is far from over.

Even though we’re hundreds of miles away from fresh succulent lobster doesn’t mean it isn’t here for us to enjoy. So since you all made Discounted Lobster in Dallas? one of my most popular posts I thought I would step it up a notch and tell you where you can buy delicious, plump, and slightly more expensive lobster.

Central Market never fails to amaze me. Between an abundance of the freshest produce in Dallas you can find an array of exotic fruits, any type of stuffed, seasoned and picture perfect meat and of course, the freshest seafood I’ve seen in the city. I haven’t sampled all of the many fish markets in the metroplex but out of the few I’ve tried, I always find my way back to Central Market.

On that note it can get pretty pricey for a normal week night meal, BUT every week like a mini present in my Inbox I receive their weekly specials that always have a seafood special. Lobster is on that list quite a bit ranging from $5.99 for a lobster tail or per pound for fresh Maine lobster.

I apologize in advance for the redundant recipe (not really) but I can’t resist a plump lobster roll when I see $5.99 a pound. So for those of you in the DFW area check out Central Market, subscribe to their newsletter and prepare to not be disappointed.

Lobster Rolls 2012

Serves 4 small rolls or 2 large

  • 1 pound fresh steamed lobster meat (around two 1.5 pound lobsters)
  • 2 tbsp green onions, diced
  • 1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • hot dog buns or rolls

Remove the freshly steamed meat from the shells and rinse. Pat dry and chop into bite size chunks. Toss in a medium size bowl with the green onions, parsley, lemon juice and mayo.

Season with the salt and pepper according to taste.

Toast the buns and fill with the delicious meat!

When I’m making lobster I want to taste the full flavor of the meat so I avoid crowding it with too many ingredients.

Bon Appetit!

Discounted Lobster…in Dallas?

Yes, that’s right, I have stumbled upon a place in Dallas that has wholesale live lobster. Or should I say, my husband’s love for lobster sniffed it out. I will admit that cheap seafood isn’t something that usually makes me jump for joy, but last night I was pleasantly surprised.

Matt discovered Lobster Harvest through a family friend and we decided to quench our fall lobster craving with some lobster rolls. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pics of the mania that went down in  my kitchen. It’s kind of hard to bust out a camera when you’re finding out the hard way how to crack open a full live lobster. Continue reading

Summertime and Lobster Rolls

Ever since my trip to Boston last year I have been craving a lobster roll! Unfortunately, living in Texas you aren’t always thinking lobster for dinner, especially due to the steep price tag. Then every once in a while, like Christmas in August, a local seafood market offers up a fantastic reason to eat lobster for dinner…Lobster Sale!!!

Monday morning I came in to work with a lovely gift in my inbox, Central Market was having a sale on live Main Lobsters for $9.99 a pound. There’s only one thing you do when you get an email like that, you re-plan your meal for that evening, jump in your car, and get some lobster! So with a beautiful 1 3/4 pound live Main Lobster and Canadian Lobster Tail in tow the evening’s meal became crystal clear in my mind!!! Continue reading

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