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booboobirdie

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What to serve with lobster rolls... Fri, 10/13/06 11:20 AM (permalink)
Hi all!
I'm making good ol'fashioned lobster rolls this weekend for my dad's birthday. Now, it's gotten quite cold here in Connecticut as of last night, and is due to remian chilly over the weekend (highs in the mid-50's) but I'm nevertheless determined to serve the meal at my tiki bar in my back yard (complete with cable TV so we can watch the games).
Normally I'll serve "summery" types of sides with lobster rolls, but with it being so cold, well, summery just doesn't quite fit the bill. Anyone have any suggestions for some autumn-like sides that would compliment a nice CT style lobsta roll? Thanks!
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Fri, 10/13/06 12:00 PM (permalink)
    Well, I always used to get hotdogs, fried clams, French fries and raw clams with mine at Jimmies. But I'd guess that limiting it to fries would work.
     
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      salsailsa

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      RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Fri, 10/13/06 12:07 PM (permalink)
      Aside from MORE lobster rolls, you could do a soup like crab and corn chowder or you could make Yukon gold potato fries or potato wedges with sea salt and cracked black pepper.

      A mixture of roasted autumn vegetable chunks are nice. I like to make roasted zuchinni fries which are zuchinni strips tossed with some olive oil, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese then oven roasted.

      A small side salad with an autumn theme like mixed greens with dried cranberries and toasted pecans would be nice along with the hot side

      A hot appetizer would go well with all like hot spinach artichoke dip with pita crisps (made with frozen spinach).
       
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        BarbaraCt

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        RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Fri, 10/13/06 12:22 PM (permalink)
        You might want to go to Home Depot and buy one of those heaters for outside. The one that stands on the ground costs $250. They also have a smaller table mounted one. I also live in Ct. and would love to have one of these myself. I would still serve some cole slaw, and french fries. Beer sounds good, too. I like the idea of clam chowder. A fast way is to get some cream of potato soup and add canned clams with a touch of curry. I know curry sounds odd, but just a touch is good.
         
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          booboobirdie

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          RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Fri, 10/13/06 1:46 PM (permalink)
          Thanks guys! I think I'll try my hand at the oven fries and the clam chowder. Oh, and beer.
          Barb, I actually have one of those heaters, but I've been so afraid to use it anywhere near the tiki bar because I'm told that the thatch that makes up the roof of the bar is very flammable. And I had no idea that those things are only $250 now(I can't even admit what I paid for this 8 years ago).
          Thanks again!
           
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            mayor al

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            RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Fri, 10/13/06 2:18 PM (permalink)

            Not meaning to get into the argument about Hot vs Cold Lobster rolls...

            But I think that Hot Buttery Lobster chunks in a warm, well-toasted N E Style Hot Dog Roll served with a mug of steaming N E Style Clam Chowder and some regional fresh potato chips would be a great 'tailgating at home' feed. Add some of the dried cranberries and chopped pecans and crumbled bacon to your favorite Slaw for a semi-summer/fall green if you want.
             
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              Sneetch

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              RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Fri, 10/13/06 2:41 PM (permalink)
              homade hot buttery lobster rolls - mmmmm...! i will never be able to make those at home, because once i've done all the work to free that cooked lobster meat from its shell it won't last another 3 minutes!!

               
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                BarbaraCt

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                RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Fri, 10/13/06 4:23 PM (permalink)
                Oh, booboobirdie, if you haven't already purchased your lobster, did you know that Stew Leonard's has it on sale, (the little guys) for $4.99 a pound? Let everyone drool over that!!!

                And yeah, I remember when those heaters were $750 and more.
                 
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                  roossy90

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                  RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Sat, 10/14/06 1:32 PM (permalink)
                  Maybe a twice baked potato?.....
                  Or if you still have some decent tomatoes in the store, some broiled tomatoes topped with some breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese?...
                   
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                    lleechef

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                    RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Sat, 10/14/06 3:40 PM (permalink)
                    Clam chowdah or lobster bisque or cole slaw and some "stuffies" or steamers. Enjoy.
                     
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                      CajunKing

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                      RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Wed, 10/18/06 2:34 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Sneetch

                      homade hot buttery lobster rolls - mmmmm...! i will never be able to make those at home, because once i've done all the work to free that cooked lobster meat from its shell it won't last another 3 minutes!!




                      Sneetch

                      That is the problem here too, The lobster meat never survives to make it into the lobster roll

                      Oh to live on the right coast again!!

                       
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                        roossy90

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                        RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Wed, 10/18/06 2:39 PM (permalink)
                        SO.. just what did you make as sides?
                        Enquiring minds want to know.
                        Hope it was a happy weekend...
                         
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                          Ashphalt

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                          RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Wed, 10/18/06 3:08 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by BarbaraCt

                          Oh, booboobirdie, if you haven't already purchased your lobster, did you know that Stew Leonard's has it on sale, (the little guys) for $4.99 a pound? Let everyone drool over that!!!



                          Stew Leonards? I'd be afraid the lobster might start singing and dancing.

                          Actually, you're making me wish Stew Leonard's would expand north.
                           
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                            Jennifer_4

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                            RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Wed, 10/18/06 3:34 PM (permalink)
                            I've been living in California too long... you said "lobster rolls" and I thought 'sushi'....sheesh.. I need to travel more..
                             
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                              CajunKing

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                              RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Thu, 10/19/06 3:07 PM (permalink)


                              Jennifer

                              Lobsta Roll........ not bait lol

                              It is funny how diferent areas think about different things, when something is mentioned.

                              It depends on what part of this great country you live in as to what you call something.
                               
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                                Greymo

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                                RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Thu, 10/19/06 4:14 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by cajunking



                                Jennifer

                                Lobsta Roll........ not bait lol

                                It is funny how diferent areas think about different things, when something is mentioned.

                                It depends on what part of this great country you live in as to what you call something.


                                With all that mayonaise, I call it lobster salad roll.
                                 
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                                  Salustra

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                                  RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Thu, 10/19/06 5:03 PM (permalink)
                                  Mmmmm.....Lobster......
                                  Jennifer, you read my mind.
                                   
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                                    SWOhioGuy

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                                    RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Thu, 10/19/06 5:51 PM (permalink)
                                    What to serve with lobster rolls?

                                    Another lobster roll.... :-)
                                     
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                                      roossy90

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                                      RE: What to serve with lobster rolls... Sat, 10/21/06 2:24 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by SWOhioGuy

                                      What to serve with lobster rolls?

                                      Another lobster roll.... :-)

                                      Hear hear!!!!!!!
                                      I actually prefer the warm type...
                                       
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