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Well. That is untrue. And untrue statement. Since when don’t I have words? I always have words, as annoying or rambly or inappropriately not connected to the recipe as they are.  But really today, barely any ways.


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They are entirely too simply, albeit costing an arm and a leg if you can find some lobster and even adding another arm and a leg if you want to do two tails per sandwich… can you say super high maintenance?

A few weeks ago I asked Eddie if he would eat BLTs for dinner… and he responded with NO. Um… no? Hello. Who are you and why are you weird? He claimed they “didn’t have enough meat.” Okay. Whatevs.

I skipped the BLTs that night but couldn’t get them out of my head. It’s been ages since I had one, but sometimes they just taste so freaking good you know?

I was, however, highly obsessed with the idea of lobster BLTs. So. One day I made these lobster BLTs and then I snapped a picture, sending it to Eddie with “are you sure you still don’t want a BLT?”

Yeah. He was home in like 15 minutes. Eating said BLT.

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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to throw together a BLT and I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I sorta feel like an idiot posting a “recipe” for one, but the lobster (obviously takes it over the top) and the mayo… well, I could eat that with a spoon. I’m shoving my embarrassment to the side so I can tell you about this insanity smashed between two slices of of bread.

I haven’t always been a huge mayo fan. I actually didn’t eat it for years, claiming I didn’t like it – EXCEPT when it came to BLTs. I find that a mayo-y spread on a BLT is a must, and this slightly sweet and super smoky version is my new favorite.

I even ate BLTs back in the day when I didn’t eat so much L and T. Granted, there was much more B than L and T, but it would still classify as a BLT. Obviously, I still prefer my B ratio to be slightly higher than the L and T. Always. And forever.

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Now this is what I call an ideal Monday.

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Lobster BLTs with Sweet and Smoky Mayo

Yield: serves 2 appropriately, 1 obnoxiously

Total Time: 30 minutes


4 (or just 2) lobster tails
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tomato, sliced (and seasoned with salt and pepper)
a few leaves of butter lettuce
8 sliced of cooked bacon
4 slices of bread, toasted

sweet and smoky mayo
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika


Pat the lobster tails dry with a paper towel. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add olive oil and butter. Once the butter is melted, add the garlic clove and then add the lobster, tossing to coat. Cook the lobster, flipping occasionally, until it is just opaque and bright red, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Immedaitely assemble the the BLTs. Spread the mayo on both insides of the toast. Add the lettuce, the tomato, the bacon and the lobster tails. Serve and devour.

sweet and smoky mayo
Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days.

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p.s. i’m probably going to frame that bacon photo.

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102 Responses to “Lobster BLTs.”

  1. #
    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — June 17, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    I want ALLLLL the lobster and bacon! This look so deish and what a great gourmet twist on a classic.


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    Andrea — June 17, 2014 @ 11:23 am

    Just made the sweet and smoky mayo for a sandwich and wow! It was delicious. Thinking it might make a good dressing for potato salad as well. Potatoes, eggs, roasted red pepper and that mayo. Yes please!


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    Brianna — June 17, 2014 @ 11:34 am

    Basket weave the bacon!! I refuse to make a BLT any other way now


  4. #
    Nicole — June 17, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

    That last shot is totally amazing…with the beer and the mayo and the bacon… GAH! I think my stomach just grumbled.


  5. #
    Christine — June 17, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

    Lobster bee el tees.
    Lobster, be all tease.
    Lobster, why you gotta be all tease? And not in my face?


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    Carrie — June 17, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    OMG…Looks DELISH. I love BLT’s but haven’t had one in years since I don’t allow myself to eat bacon. I know…gasp, right? But, with that lobster and smoky mayo, I really want to give these a try.


  7. #
    KarlaJ — June 17, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

    Please excuse my language…but holy s***!


  8. #
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — June 17, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    Whoa! That is a BLT!


  9. #
    deb — June 17, 2014 @ 4:44 pm

    ingredients would make a great lobster roll!!!!!!!


  10. #
    Jess @ Keeping It Real Food — June 17, 2014 @ 5:38 pm

    Oh wow-this sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!


  11. #
    Billy — June 17, 2014 @ 7:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Reminds me of my visit to Maine! You could buy fresh lobster at the drug stores.


  12. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — June 17, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

    This looks amazing. I would have been home in 5 minutes. I am from Maine and practically grew up with lobster. Now moving away I don’t have nearly enough. Eating lobster tops my summer bucket list.


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    Cake & Other Tales — June 17, 2014 @ 8:10 pm

    That smokey mayo sounds delicious – definitely trying that for my next sandwich! I just wish lobster was more readily available where I live.


  14. #
    Maralyn Woods — June 17, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

    Ooooh yeah, framing that bacon picture sounds right. It should be hanging in my kitchen as a double dare. Lobster: I swoon.


  15. #
    Todd — June 18, 2014 @ 1:34 am

    The ultimate sandwich. PERIOD.


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    Alyson — June 18, 2014 @ 1:46 am



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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — June 18, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

    This is an utterly ridiculous post! I would be in 7th heaven if I had a sandwich like this. Lobster is not that readily available in my small town. So this is a MOST
    luxurious and elegant sandwich.


  18. #
    ATasteOfMadness — June 18, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

    I would have never thought of this combo without this post. So thank you.


  19. #
    Kristen @ Best Food Processor Guide — June 19, 2014 @ 2:30 am

    Sounds great. This looks AMAZINNNNGGG! reminds me of momofuku’s compost cookies! I’ll have to try these!


  20. #
    Tamsin | A Certain Adventure — June 20, 2014 @ 2:53 am

    Completely, ridiculously awesome. Adding that sweet and smokey mayo is another genius touch! Such an amazing idea to ramp up a classic sandwich! x


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    Ali Burtt — June 20, 2014 @ 6:03 pm

    Well. That was pretty darn good. I was totally befuddled by the lobster tails, but I kinda figured it out. My grocery store only had frozen ones so I thawed them, removed the shells and then sauteed as directed. Worked fine. Was that what you meant?



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