B.L.T. with Lobster
“Make no mistake, we want the lobster to be the star on the BLT,” says sous chef Josh Turka. At B&G Oysters, Barbara Lynch’s outstanding seafood venture, nothing could distract from the ocean-sweet chunks of the Maine crustacean, mixed with celery and a lemon pepper aioli. But the makings of a great sandwich are often in the details. Topped with snappy romaine, house-made bread and butter pickles, Roma tomato confit, and Niman Ranch bacon, B&G’s twist on the classic lobster roll is downright hedonistic.
The mingled juices from the garlicky tomatoes, tangy pickles, and citrusy lobster salad create a savory elixir you won’t mind dribbling down your chin. Fortunately, the toasted Ciabatta, delivered daily by Hi Rise Bread Company in Cambridge, contains most of it. Balancing it all out is the Niman Ranch bacon, one of the more subtly smoky options from the artisanal market. The crispy bacon just adds that final touch of meatiness, spice, and texture that makes B&G’s lobster BLT a damn near perfect sandwich.
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