Red Hook Lobster Pound's Lobster Roll

Red Hook Lobster Pound's Lobster Roll
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Red Hook Lobster Pound

As the winner of our 101 Best Food Trucks in America for 2013, Red Hook Lobster Pound knows how to make a mean lobster roll, and here's how they do it. 

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Put 4 inches of water in a pot that can hold all the lobsters (or you can cook them in 2 batches). Add whatever is around the house, some seaweed (OK, this may only hang around our house or ask your fishmonger for some) an onion, some celery, fresh thyme, and 1 cup of white wine. Season with at least 2 tablespoons of sea salt. Bring the liquid to a rolling boil, add the lobster, and cover. Bring back to a rolling boil and cook for an average of 12 minutes for 6 lobsters, 10 minutes if they are soft-shell lobsters. 

Remove the the liquid and set aside to cool. When cool, pick the lobster meat and clean the tail meat. Chop  the tail meat into 1-inch-by-1-inch cubes, but do not chop claws and knuckles. Cool lobster in fridge for an hour or so before dressing. 

Mix the lobster meat with the teaspoon of sea salt, lemon juice, dash of black pepper, and mayonnaise. Refrigerate until ready to assemble.

For assembly, melt the butter and brush the sides of each roll generously with the melted butter. Grill the bun on a flattop or griddle until lightly golden brown on each side. Spread about 1/4 cup of the lettuce on each bun, top each with about 4 ounces of lobster salad, 6-7 pieces of sliced scallions, and a pinch of paprika. Drizzle with extra melted butter, if desired. 


Calories per serving:

718 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 28g 43%
  • Carbs 23g 8%
  • Saturated 9g 43%
  • Fiber 1g 6%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 4g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 89g 178%
  • Cholesterol 684mg 228%
  • Sodium 2,748mg 115%
  • Calcium 515mg 51%
  • Magnesium 208mg 52%
  • Potassium 1,141mg 33%
  • Iron 3mg 17%
  • Zinc 18mg 123%
  • Phosphorus 879mg 126%
  • Vitamin A 113µg 13%
  • Vitamin C 4mg 6%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 26%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 11%
  • Niacin (B3) 10mg 51%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 29%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 111µg 28%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 108%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 24%
  • Vitamin K 22µg 27%
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