Lobster Roll BLT is a delicious mash up of both sandwiches! Broiled lobster is tossed with mayonnaise, lemon juice, and green onions and tops lettuce and tomato before being topped with bacon. It’s a deliciously smoky and sweet sandwich that is irresistible.
True story. My parents grounded me for getting a BLT sandwich
There was a group of us that would head to a restaurant every Friday morning before school. We would have breakfast before school. It was harmless enough! I would always get a BLT because they had THE BEST BLT sandwich.
Okay. It wasn’t because of the BLT. I didn’t think leaving the house early was considered sneaking out, but they saw it differently. They said I was sneaking out on Fridays. To do what? Have breakfast with my friends? Guilty as charged. Sometimes my parents really didn’t make sense.
The history of the BLT is varied. Some attribute it to finger sandwiches from English tea while some claim diners and World War II for the popularity of this American staple sandwich. Either way, the versions of this sandwich are as varied as its history.
What’s a BLAT?
We all know that BLT is the bacon, lettuce, and tomato we know, but there are a few popular variations on this classic sandwich:
- BLAT – Bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato
- BLAST – Bacon, lettuce, avocado, shrimp, and tomato
- BLET – Bacon, lettuce, egg, and tomato
- BLTT – Bacon, lettuce, turkey, and tomato. Sometimes this one has blue cheese, but that’s mainly in Tennessee. Wouldn’t that be a BLTBCT?
- BLOFT – Bacon, lettuce, caramelized onions, Feta cheese, and tomato
Salmon BLT – This is one is kind of obvious with the salmon there. It should be a BLST
- BLFGT – Bacon, lettuce, and Fried green tomato
This last one is a creation of mine. Which is oh so delicious! It was inspired by a sandwich I had a cute little care just south of where I live. The hubs and I were antiquing around the are and stumbled on this cute café. I needed to eat, and it was the only place there to grab a bite in the area we were in. They had a fried green tomato BLT on the menu, which was good, but not what I thought. So, I took the idea and made it what I wanted it to taste like. And thus the BLFGT was born.
Last year we had an egg salad event. Of course, I had to kick mine up and add I some BLT goodness! So, I created the BLT Egg Salad Sandwich. And then there’s the BLTS which is the bacon lettuce and tomato scallop salad. It was inspired by a BLT bread salad I made a decade ago.
Man. Have I really been blogging that long?
When this theme of the BLT came up, I knew I had to kick up a sandwich into something completely irresistible. And, well, since truffles weren’t readily available, I thought of the next best thing. LOBSTAH!
After my butter poached lobster grilled and smoked gouda grilled cheese, I couldn’t resist putting these delicious crustaceans on a BLT sandwich. But I didn’t want to just throw the lobsters on the sandwich. Then I thought about epic lobster sandwiches and then it hit me.
I’ve only had one lobster roll ever in my life. And it was at some DC food and wine festival on Pennsylvania Avenue. Don’t ask me what it was. I can’t remember. I just remember it was NOT the one where I almost passed out from hypoglycemia. That’s a whole other story.
I was not overly impressed with the sandwich. It was okay. I didn’t think there was enough lobster in there. So, I started looking for authentic lobster rolls and it’s ALL lobster so I’m not sure what I really had that day. And I was hoping to get to Boston this summer and try an authentic one, but with all that’s going on we’re not going to make it.
So, I thought, “What better way to try my hand at a lobster roll then to add it to a BLT?”
And you know what? This is addictively delicious. I know I say that a lot, but even the hubs said it was REALLY good! Which he doesn’t say all that much, so it must super yummy! I broiled the lobster which is sweet and delicious, the bacon is smoky good, and the tomatoes are perfectly ripe. It all came together on some lightly toasted sourdough bread (or pick whatever bread you want) to bring all the flavors I check.
I served ours with some fries. Feel free to use some hand cut or kettle chips. It’s perfect for lunch but also hearty enough for dinner. With all the bacon, lobster, and tomato it’s packed!
- 2 rock lobster tails
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
- 8 slices bacon, crisp cooked
- 4 slices tomatoes
- 2 to 3 leaves romaine lettuce
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- Preheat the broiler on high.
- Cut the tails in half and carefully separate the meat from the tail and place back in the shell.
- Broil on high for 3 minutes then drizzle the melted butter over the tails.
- Broil for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until the tails reach 145 F.
- Remove from the broiler and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Coarsely chop the tails and toss with 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and the green onion.
- Lightly toast the bread. Spread the remaining mayonnaise on the toasted bread. Top with the lettuce and tomato.
- Divide the lobster mixture evenly between the 2 sandwiches.
- Top with the bacon and more tomato or lettuce, if you prefer.
- Slice and serve with fries or hand cut chips.
Amount Per Serving Calories 969Total Fat 48gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 28gCholesterol 158mgSodium 1996mgCarbohydrates 81gFiber 4gSugar 8gProtein 54g
969 calories? Insane. Eat at your own risk.
Beyond Basic BLT Sandwiches
- Everything Bagel BLT Sandwich by Cookaholic Wife
- Fried Green Tomato BLT by Palatable Pastime
- Grown Up BLT by That Recipe
- Lobster Roll BLT by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Salmon BLAT Lettuce Wrap by Art of Natural Living
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