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Welcome to The New Hostess! My name is Lucy.

 I love to document my adventures in food, entertaining, home design, and travel. 

I created this site with the hopes of inspiring everyday tastemakers by posting easy recipes and entertaining ideas. I hope you enjoy!

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Maine Style Lobster Roll

Who doesn't love lobster rolls?! But the simple Maine version of the summer sandwich is the only way to go. Any other type of "New England" lobster roll will not do. (No thank you to celery, dill, and a silly amount of mayonnaise.) I wanted to share with you how to properly make one. (Fun fact: I worked at Luke's Lobster for a summer so I REALLY know my lobster roll game.) Do you have a pen and paper? This is your New Hostess lobster lesson.

Maine style only has 6 ingredients: lobster meat, bun, butter, lemon, mayonnaise, and Old Bay seasoning. The bun is WARM (toasted) and the meat is COLD. A swipe of mayo belongs on the BOTTOM of the bun. The lemon butter is drizzled ON the cold meat. The sandwich is finished with a DUSTING of Old Bay. And there you have it!

With regards to meat removal tips, I leave it to the professional (Martha). 

I bought these two precooked because it's easier than boiling them yourself. 

I bought these two precooked because it's easier than boiling them yourself. 

Make sure you have a good set or two of lobster crackers and pickers.

Make sure you have a good set or two of lobster crackers and pickers.

Then get to work!

Then get to work!

Cracking is always harder than it looks, but the labor reaps sweet rewards.  :)

Cracking is always harder than it looks, but the labor reaps sweet rewards.  :)

For three rolls, I used 3 tables spoons of butter and the juice from a large slice of lemon.

For three rolls, I used 3 tables spoons of butter and the juice from a large slice of lemon.

Do you have it? GUTS!

Do you have it? GUTS!

Just a little on the bottom is all you need.

Just a little on the bottom is all you need.

Salivating! Bun bound.

Salivating! Bun bound.

Make sure the lemon butter is warm enough before pouring it on the meat.

Make sure the lemon butter is warm enough before pouring it on the meat.

This seasoning from the little market in town is the best. Old Bay is my usual go to.

This seasoning from the little market in town is the best. Old Bay is my usual go to.

My favorite potato chips. The best (and only) companion to a lobster roll. 

My favorite potato chips. The best (and only) companion to a lobster roll. 

Heaven. On. Earth.

Heaven. On. Earth.

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