Food Network teaches how to crush, slice and mince garlic. Peel off some of the papery skin from the garlic and then smash the head of garlic with the heel of your hand to loosen the cloves; if you only need a few cloves, leave the head intact and pull some off. Separate the cloves. To peel a clove, cut away the root end with your knife. Lay the flat side of the knife over the clove while holding the knife handle, then with the heel of your free hand carefully whack the knife against the garlic to separate the skin from the clove. To crush the peeled garlic, lay the flat side of the knife over the clove and smash it again. To slice peeled garlic, lay the clove flat on the cutting board and hold it with the fingertips of one hand, keeping them curled under. Using a rocking motion with the knife, make thin slices by moving the knife slowly across the clove. To mince peeled garlic, lay the flat side of a knife over the clove and smash it. Roughly chop the clove then move your free hand flat across the tip of the knife and use a rocking motion to chop the garlic until it’s finely minced.
Fill a large pot with water and season it generously with salt. Squeeze the lemons into the water and drop them in and toss in the garlic, thyme bundle and bay leaves. Bring the water to a boil and drop the lobsters in. Cover and cook for 11 minutes. Remove the lobsters from the pot and let cool.
Remove the lobster claws, knuckles and tails from the shells and coarsely chop.
In a large mixing bowl combine the chopped lobster, 1/2 cup of mayo, celery, chives and lemon juice. Mix together and season with celery salt. Add remaining 1/4 cup of mayo if you like the mix a little creamier (this is traditionally a very low mayo type deal). Taste to make sure the lobster is delicious and reserve.
Toss the butter and garlic into a large saute pan and melt the butter. When the butter is melted, bubbly and very garlicky smelling, remove the garlic clove and discard it. Add the hot dog rolls to the pan and cook in the garlic butter on both sides until the butter is absorbed and the rolls and crispy on both sides.
Divide the reserved lobster between the 4 buttered rolls and serve immediately.