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Staycation: Lobster Salad Sandwich on Fresh Oatmeal Bread

Turn hanging around the house this March Break into your own personal staycation! Make your own buffet by #eatingallthethings. We're starting off with this lobster salad sandwich on fresh oatmeal bread, it consoles when faced with your friends vacay pics. Trust.

A close up lobster salad sandwich on oatmeal bread with tomato, sunflower sprouts and celery leaf.
Lobster Salad Sandwich on Oatmeal Bread

Oatmeal Bread:

1 cup large old fashioned oats

2 cups boiling water

2 1/4 teaspoons quick-rising yeast

1/2 cup lukewarm water

1/3 cup fancy molasses

1 1/2 tablespoons salt

1 tablespoon melted butter

6 cups all purpose flour

vegetable oil, for greasing bowl and pans

  1. To a large bowl add oats and boiling water, and let rest for 10 minutes.

  2. To a small bowl add 1/2 lukewarm water add yeast. Let rest for 10 minutes.

  3. After the ten minutes have passed, to the oat mixture, add the molasses, salt, melted butter and yeasty water. Using a wooden spoon, stir to combine.

  4. Slowly stir in 4 1/2 cups of flour, forming a wet shaggy dough.

  5. Empty the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and knead for 6-8 minutes, adding more flour if dough becomes too sticky. Form dough into a nice ball.

  6. Lightly grease a second large bowl and add the dough ball to it. Flip the dough ball around, lightly covering all sides with oil.

  7. Cover bowl with a clean damp towel and place in a warm spot to rise for 1 hour.

  8. Light grease two loaf pans and line with parchment paper.

  9. Remove the tea towel and using your fist, punch dough a few times, deflating it's air.

  10. Cut dough ball in two and mold each half into the prepared pan.

  11. Cover pans with tea towel and let rise in a warm spot for another hour.

  12. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

  13. Bake loaves for 30 mins, then cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes longer.

For Lobster Salad Sandwich:

  1. Slice and butter two thick slices of the gorgeous fresh oatmeal bread.

  2. Remove the meat from a cooked lobster and using kitchen scissors, snip into bite-sized pieces. Add the lobster to a small bowl.

  3. To the bowl add 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Squeeze with a hefty slice of lemon and mix.

  5. Assemble your sandwich by laying down some lettuce or micro greens, thinly sliced tomato, lobster salad and a few leaves from a stalk of celery. Serve sandwich with some salty chips. (Definitely stick a couple of chips into the sandwich for a fun crunchy bite. )

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