Wednesday, June 30, 2010

6/19/10 - Lux Camping: Lobster Salad Roll

Our past few music festival trips have been brief and one of the places where we scale down in our meals. With only two of us needing a day's worth of food its tempting to just rely on vendors and forget about dealing with a grill all of the accessories that go along with cooking. However sometimes, especially at some of the smaller festivals, it can be risky to depend on the vendors alone, since they are not always open and sometimes run out of food. One way to deal with this is by sticking to cold food. From sandwiches to salads, cold dishes are a natural for a picnic.

There are some classic sandwiches that are easy but a little more time and effort can make a simple sandwich into a finer meal. This recipe works not only for lobster meat but also crab, salmon and tuna (which can all easily be found in the canned meats section). Make sure you have a nice roll to put this on since the bread is a big part of this dish. I used a Country White Deli Roll from Nature's Pride which was sent to me from FoodBuzz's Tastemaker program. This roll was the perfect match for my sandwich... especially when it was buttered and toasted a bit to give it a little crisp!

Lobster Salad
1 lb lobster meat (or tuna, salmon or crab)
2 tbsp light mayo
1 tbsp wasabi mayo
2 tsp whole grain mustard
1 tsp Kikkoman Lime Ponzu Sauce
2 scallions, diced
2 pickles, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
10 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
salt & pepper

1) mix top 9 ingredients together
2) add salt, pepper and sriracha sauce to taste