This recipe brings together the best of both worlds: the iconic flavor of Uncle Paulie's sandwiches, City Island's signature fried lobster tails, and of course, Monte's sauce.
Fresh Shaved Parmesan
Prep your lobster tails by de-shelling and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, season flour (preferably semolina flour) with salt, pepper and any other spices you find fitting.
Dredge each lobster tail in seasoned flour mix until well coated.
In a deep pot heat heat oil to 325-275 (we suggest Vegetable, canola, or grapeseed oil).
Fry Lobster Tail in hot oil until golden brown, removing gently with a slotted spider spoon and place on cooling rack or paper towels to dry any excess oil and crisp up.
Slice your bread (we suggest semolina hero) in half and dig out a bit of the bread to hold the lobster meat.
Place Lobster Tail on bread and cover with Fresh Mozzarella, on the opposite side add Monte’s Sauce.
Add the sandwich open face under the broiler until cheese is melted and bread is lightly toasted.
Top with Fresh Basil and Fresh Shaved Parmesan
Slice in half and enjoy with a side of your favorite Monte’s sauce for dipping.