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Hot Lobster roll plain butter

chefmom Jan 8, 2008 03:32 PM

The first one I tried had a very richly seasoned butter
I would like to try one w/plain butter on our next trip in
where is the best tasting freshest one ? is there a location as good near Back Bay?
are they made from canned lobster? Thanks!

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  1. lissy RE: chefmom Jan 8, 2008 03:40 PM

    The only place I can think of that has a hot lobster roll is at Neptune in the North End.

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      chefmom RE: lissy Jan 9, 2008 03:14 PM

      I think thats where I had it last year and mostly I tasted seasoning not lobster

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        finlero RE: chefmom Jan 9, 2008 05:41 PM

        This is called a Connecticut-style lobster roll, and as the lack of responses would indicate, Neptune may unfortunately be the only place in Boston to serve them.

        I enjoyed the novelty of the first one I had at Neptune, but quickly tired of it, finding the peripheral tastes (especially the shocking amounts of butter) drowned out the lobster taste. Now, I'll occasionally make them at home, using what I consider to be a better balance of ingredients (although I do serve it on brioche as does Neptune).

        If you're looking for a restaurant version, you may need to head south, checking out the Connecticut and Rhode Island coastlines. You'll find many posts for this on the New England board. Good luck!

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          bostonfoodie111 RE: finlero Jan 10, 2008 07:23 AM

          I know I've had a hot lobster roll with the butter on the side. Perhaps you can ask for it this way AND then ask for PLAIN melted butter. I feel a scene from "When Harry Met Sally" coming on... LOL.. :)

    2. Infomaniac RE: chefmom Jan 9, 2008 06:33 PM

      In addition to Neptune, I've had a very good hot lobster roll at B&G Oyster by asking them to make one, and Rachel's Kitchen has it on the menu Friday's only, but they are not open for dinner and they close around 2 or 3.

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        lissy RE: Infomaniac Jan 10, 2008 04:25 AM

        I thought Rachel's Kitchen closed a few months ago.

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          Infomaniac RE: lissy Jan 10, 2008 07:21 AM

          I haven't been since this past summer so you could be right. It would be a shame because they made excellent sandwiches.

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            Allstonian RE: Infomaniac Jan 10, 2008 07:24 AM


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              MC Slim JB RE: Infomaniac Jan 10, 2008 07:32 AM

              The good news is that the Rachel's Kitchen folks are opening a new, bigger, more ambitious place near One Kendall called Hungry Mother, in the space that used to be the Kendall Cafe/The Swan. Anyone have a progress report on this?

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                Infomaniac RE: MC Slim JB Jan 10, 2008 07:30 PM

                I totally missed that post about them closing up, but I'm glad to hear they will be at it again....hopefully soon. They really put out some good breakfast & lunch deals, and were always very nice to everyone coming in the times I visited.

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                  Science Chick RE: Infomaniac Jan 11, 2008 07:47 AM

                  While I'm interested to see the new spot (Hungry Mother), I don't think it is supposed to be a reincarnate of Rachel's kitchen. Here is an article. Looks like it will be more like a new Southern cuisine operation.


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                    Infomaniac RE: Science Chick Jan 11, 2008 03:27 PM

                    Thanks for the article...I don't see any peanut butter, banana & honey sandwich on that menu. Some things look interesting though.

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                  bee RE: MC Slim JB Jan 11, 2008 05:38 AM

                  They have had the Hungry Mother sign up for a couple of weeks maybe -- I live near it (and am a hungry mother) so I'll letcha know.

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                    digga RE: bee Jan 11, 2008 04:52 PM

                    Yep - I saw that sign just yesterday, too. Along with ladders in the windows. Looking forward to the opening.

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            SSqwerty RE: chefmom Jan 10, 2008 01:30 PM

            I last had one of these at Lasse's Restaurant on Bridgeport road in Milford Conn., located next to the Knights of Columbus. "With butter" is the only way they serve them. It's very, very good and it's kind of a cute restaurant for nice burgers and neighborhoody food. If you're ever down that way give it a try. It kinda looks like an old speakeasy, and it's pretty inexpensive.

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              redjustinsox RE: chefmom Jan 10, 2008 06:57 PM

              On the lunch menu at kingfish hall they have a really good lobster roll. Everyone who eats is raves about it.

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                chefmom RE: redjustinsox Jan 10, 2008 07:47 PM

                where is Kingfish Hall?

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                  MC Slim JB RE: chefmom Jan 10, 2008 08:53 PM

                  Kingfish Hall is in Fanueil Hall Marketplace.

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                    Guinness02122 RE: MC Slim JB Jan 11, 2008 01:54 PM

                    Kingfish's lobster roll is over dressed. They're supposed to be basic.

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                  lissy RE: redjustinsox Jan 11, 2008 05:43 AM

                  Does Kingfish have a hot lobster roll? I know they have the regular cold one but I don't recall a hot one.

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                    chefmom RE: lissy Jan 11, 2008 06:30 AM

                    where is the best place to get one cold?

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                      lissy RE: chefmom Jan 11, 2008 06:36 AM

                      My personal favorite is B&G. Usually nicely seasoned and not too much mayo (I find the one at Neptune to have too much mayo for my taste). Kingfish's version is actually quite good as well.

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                        ScubaSteve RE: chefmom Jan 11, 2008 07:32 AM

                        i did back to back tastings between B&G and Neptune and had to give the nod to Neptune. it was just better, i think the lobster meat was cooked better and i don't mind Neptune's brioche roll.

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                          phatchris RE: ScubaSteve Jan 11, 2008 08:21 AM

                          The tides in Nahant has a hot-buttered lobster roll on their menu, although I haven't tried it.

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                            Pegmeister RE: ScubaSteve Jan 11, 2008 08:27 AM

                            While, I love Neptune, I don't think the cold lobster roll is one of their strong offerings. The last one I had, the lobster was a little overcooked and the roll was all mushed. I much prefer the Kingfish Hall version.

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                              Blumie RE: ScubaSteve Jan 11, 2008 08:43 PM

                              My problem with the Neptune rolls -- both the hot and the cold one -- is the brioche roll. It's an excellent roll, but it totally detracts from the flavor of the lobster.

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                        ScotMac124 RE: chefmom Jan 11, 2008 07:01 PM

                        I've always found great lobster from the Summer Shack near the Prudential Center - I'd imagine a lobster roll wouldn't be out of the question for them.

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