Classic Lobster Roll


Lobster Salad:

  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked lobster meat (from about 4 lobster tails or 2 whole lobsters), chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Roll Assembly:

  • 4 top-split New England-style hot dog buns
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Lettuce leaves (e.g., Boston or Bibb lettuce)
  • Additional chives and lemon wedges for garnish


  1. Prepare the Lobster Salad:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped lobster meat, mayonnaise, lemon juice, finely chopped celery, and fresh chives.
    • Gently fold the ingredients together until the lobster is evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate the lobster salad while you prepare the buns.
  2. Prepare the Buns:
    • Preheat a griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Brush the insides of the hot dog buns with melted butter.
    • Toast the buns on the griddle or skillet until they become lightly golden and crispy on the inside. This should take about 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. Assemble the Lobster Rolls:
    • Place a lettuce leaf in each toasted bun to create a bed for the lobster salad.
    • Spoon a generous amount of the chilled lobster salad into each bun.
  4. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish the lobster rolls with additional chopped chives and serve with lemon wedges on the side.
  5. Enjoy:
    • Serve your classic Lobster Rolls immediately while they're fresh and flavorful.

Optional Tips:

  • If you prefer a warmer lobster roll, you can lightly heat the lobster meat in a pan with butter before assembling the rolls.
  • Feel free to customize your lobster roll with additional toppings like sliced avocado, cucumber, or a sprinkle of paprika for added flavor.

These classic Lobster Rolls capture the essence of New England and are a delightful choice for a lunchtime treat. Enjoy the sweet, tender lobster meat in a buttery, toasted bun!

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