Lobster Roll

Lobster Roll
4.8 from 4 ratings
This classic New England style lobster roll recipe is the perfect option for spring and summer nights when you're craving seafood. Traditionally, lobster rolls are served on flat-sided “split top” buns. As these are not ubiquitous, any good quality, fresh hot dog bun will do. And speaking of hot dog buns, the celery salt garnish is a nod to the Chicago-style hot-dog.For a video on how to cook lobster tails and make this lobster roll, click here.
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Total time: 17 minutes
  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 pound cooked lobster meat, cut roughly into 1/2-inch chunks
  • salt as needed
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 hot dog buns
  • 1/3 ounce shredded lettuce
  • celery salt, for garnish (optional)
  • chives, minced, for garnish (optional)
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon diced celery, 1 tablespoon diced onion and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  2. Fold in lobster meat and a pinch of salt. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium sauté pan until it starts to foam. As foam subsides, open each hot dog bun wide and place them split-side down into hot butter. Toast until golden brown, about 1 minute, then remove to individual plates.
  4. Divide the ⅓ cup shredded lettuce evenly between buns, then top with lobster mixture. Garnish with optional celery salt and chives and serve immediately.