Even for landlocked Dallas residents, dreams of fresh lobster can now be realized without heading all the way to New England for a Lobster Roll fix. That’s because the folks at Cousins Maine Lobster, who have been bringing Maine seafood to the Lone Star state since 2012, recently rolled a truck into the metroplex with a menu that would make a Mainer proud.
I tried the Maine Lobster Roll served chilled with, as the menu describes, a dollop of mayo on a fresh New England style roll. It’s the real thing in the world of Maine lobster cuisine and the food comes all the way from the Gulf of Maine too. The truck moves around a bit and depending on the day you can find it anywhere from Irving to McKinney to Plano or The Colony. Of course, if you don’t want the chilled lobster roll version you can also get the Connecticut Lobster Roll served with warm lemon and butter or there’s even Maine Lobster Tail in the shell on the menu.
With a laid back, food truck feel, the menu also keeps Texans happy with a variety of taco choices from the Cousins Lobster Tacos full of juicy Maine lobster, cabbage, pico de gallo and cilantro lime sauce on handmade flour tortillas or the Lobster Quesadilla with grated cheese, pico de gallo and again served on fresh flour tortillas.
If you have a sweet tooth, try the tasty selection of desserts, either the very appropriate Maine Lobster ice cream or the traditional Maine Whoopie Pie. The menu starts at $9.50 for the Shrimp Tacos; the lobster items begin at $12 for the Lobster Tots; Lobster Rolls are priced at $15. Gluten free options are available.
By Rita Cook
Photo Credits: Rita Cook
Flickr: Cousins Maine Lobster Truck-ltenney1225
Flickr: Cousins Maine Lobster Truck Menu-Chris Short