Maine Lobster Grilled Cheese with “Everything Sauce”
Recipe by Andrew Gruel. Submitted by Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative.
Yield: 2 servings
For the “Everything Sauce:”
1⁄2 cup mayonaisse
1 Tbsp. chopped pickle 1 teaspoon sriracha
1 Tbsp. pickle juice
1 tsp. ketchup
1 Tbsp. tomato juice
1 Tbsp. minced chipotle
1 lemon zested and juiced
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. dijon mustard
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl with a whisk and set aside.
4 oz Maine lobster meat (freshly steamed and picked)
1⁄2 cup sliced cucumber
2 Tbsp. mascarpone cheese
1 ripe tomato sliced
2 Tbsp. butter
1 lemon sliced in half
2 Tbsp. shredded aged white cheddar
4 slices high quality sandwich bread
- Spread the mascarpone cheese evenly over the inside of each piece of bread. Layer the bread bottoms in the following order: cheese, tomato, caramelized onion (it’s ok if it is still warm), tomato, cucumber, Lobster and a touch more cheese. Top with the remaining bread.
- Place 1⁄2 the butter in the pan and heat until melted. Add the sandwich and toast over medium heat (it may take a few minutes on lower heat, but it is well worth the melted crunch). Before you flip the sandwich, add the remaining butter, then flip. Place the entire pan in the oven for 5 minutes.
- To serve: Slice the sandwich in half and serve alongside the everything sauce for dipping. Squeeze the lemon juice over the sandwich at the last minute to add a touch of acid. For a messier, sloppier, finger-licking good time, drizzle the sauce right over the sandwich. Garnish with fresh dill sprigs.