Far from 'Perfect'...
Whatever you do stay away from 'Linda Bean's Perfect Maine' lobster rolls...
...they are disgusting and her 'processed frozen lobster' concept ie 'ease of convenience'
is ruining the 'Maine Lobster' brand!
If you've ever had a mouth-watering, unadulterated FRESH lobster, you will know instinctively,
if not intuitively, hers is not 'it'.
Take a pass...
I read on this board she's doing the Disney Food & Wine Festival. After reading an interview where she "brags" about her lobster roll recipe that replaces mayo with Miracle Whip, I know I'd never try one of her lobster rolls. Hope people who do try one down there realize it's not a "true" New England lobster roll.
The "perfect" Maine lobster roll is the one she makes with Miracle Whip. Almost fell out of my chair reading the interview she gave to to local Boston paper reading that! Don't know what the deal is with the Cuddler, but it's probably the "safer" choice of the two since she's serving it with butter. It will probably be a hot lobster roll - no dressing, just lobster with butter you can pour over it.
Yeah, hers is not what we do here in Maine...
Anybody who has ever vacationed here knows that.
One has to question how did she ever miss that?
We traditionally serve a whole boiled lobster with clarified butter for dipping for those who like that. I personally don't use butter anymore, at all, on my boiled lobster and certainly not on my lobster or crab salad sandwiches.
Freshly cooked lobster meat tossed with a smattering of Cain's mayo and served on a lightly buttered, grilled, hot dog roll - that's it for me.
Finest kind, as they say -- Yum!