How to Make The Best Lobster Rolls (With Both Butter AND Mayonnaise)

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Get the Inside Scoop on the Secret Recipe for the Perfect Lobster Roll – You Won’t Believe How Easy it is!

Lobster rolls are a classic New England dish that has gained widespread popularity all over the world. They are known for their fresh, juicy lobster meat, tangy mayonnaise dressing, and toasted buns. In this comprehensive guide, we will show you how to make the perfect lobster rolls at home that are sure to impress your family and friends.

Why this Lobster Rolls recipe stands out?

This Lobster Rolls recipe stands out for several reasons.

Firstly, the combination of fresh lobster meat, creamy mayo, and zesty lemon juice creates a rich and flavorful filling that is perfectly balanced and not overpowering. The recipe also incorporates the classic New England-style hot dog buns that are lightly toasted and buttered to provide a warm and crunchy contrast to the cool and savory lobster filling.

Additionally, the recipe offers several helpful tips and tricks for preparing lobster meat, including how to cook it to perfection and how to remove the meat from the shell with ease. The recipe also provides guidance on how to prepare the buns and suggests several optional ingredients, such as chives and paprika, that can be added to enhance the overall taste and presentation.

Finally, this recipe is easy to follow, even for novice cooks, and can be prepared in just a short amount of time. It is the perfect dish to serve for a casual lunch or dinner, or as an elegant appetizer for a special occasion. With its fresh, flavorful ingredients and simple preparation, this Lobster Rolls recipe is sure to impress and leave your taste buds craving more!

Lobster Rolls Recipe

The Ultimate Guide to Making Delicious Lobster Rolls at Home

In the great debate of whether lobster rolls are best when served Connecticut-style with melted butter or the Maine way laced with lemony mayonnaise, I say do a combo of both! Trust me, you’re going to love these.



  • 1 pound frozen lobster meat, thawed, or cooked meat from two 1½ – 2 pound live lobsters
  • ¼ cup minced celery
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 split-top brioche, New England-style hot dog buns, with sides trimmed off
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided


  • Rinse the lobster meat and pick through for any loose shells. Drain thoroughly so the mayo sauce doesn’t get watery. Chop or tear into large chunks and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix the celery, mayonnaise, chives, lemon juice, lemon zest, kosher salt, and ground black pepper. Taste for seasoning.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and add the lobster meat. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes until warmed through and buttery all over. Use a slotted spoon to dish the lobster meat into the mayonnaise mixture and toss to coat. Discard butter and juice released from the lobster and wipe out the skillet. Melt the remaining butter in the skillet over medium heat; toast the buns on the cut sides for about 2 minutes on each side until golden and toasty.
  • Load each bun equally with lobster meat and garnish with more chives if desired. Serve with potato chips.


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 1032mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 411IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 2mg

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