Lobster Rolls

Total Time:
20 min
10 min
10 min

4 servings

  • 4 (1 1/2-pound) cooked lobsters or 4 lobster tails or 1 1/2 pounds lobster meat
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 inner celery stalks and leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 rolls, split and lightly toasted
  • Melted butter, for brushing
  • Remove the meat from the lobsters, chopping any large chunks into bite-size pieces. In a bowl, combine the lobster meat, mayonnaise, lemon juice, celery, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.

  • Cook's Note: Place lobster salad in refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes. This allows the salad to absorb the flavorings.

  • Brush cut sides of the rolls with melted butter and fill with the lobster salad.

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LOVE 'EM....really good.  Buying the split hotdog buns and slowly warming them in a skillet then melting a little butter in the same skillet and warming and grilling more is so so good.  Confession time though, I used shrimp which I baked on a tray in a 350* oven until just opaque.  I sprayed them with a little Pam and sprinkled on a little lemon pepper.  I did make several hours ahead and refrigerated to let the flavors blend.  Can't wait to make them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am so pleased to add my thanks to Jamie and Bobby for their truly delicious lobster roll. Making it exactly as written, it was absolutely devine! You're wonderful to share this wonderful recipe with all of us.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
has anyone tried this with Kani? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I want another one right now! I added a pinch of cayenne for a little kick. I also toasted the bread for crunch and threw on a leaf of lettuce for crisp. So good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with shrimp (halved) since I had it on hand - obviously not as good as lobster, but pretty tasty. This sauce is pretty delicious particularly if made with an over-ripe, soft lemon. (I made it a 2nd time with a firmer lemon that I had just purchased from the store, and it didn't taste as outstanding as the first time all other ingredients held constant.) I like the sauce just as-is in the recipe; however a sprinkle or 2 of onion powder and some "lime salt" (sea salt and lime zest ground together) that I had on hand by chance made it taste even better. I made it with Duke's mayo, which was nice, but I think that the really delicious lobster rolls that I had in Maine, Boston, &amp; Cape Cod had a sweeter mayo - not sure, but I will definitely be using this recipe again with only minor modifications. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I'm born and raised on the South Shore of Massachusetts. To me..Lobster rolls always have mayo, celery, onion powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper. The butter goes on the hot dog roll before grilling. Never in my life have I heard of lobster salad roll with butter only! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, made this on the weekend. After I've marinated for about 3 hours added 1 green onion and parsley just before serving for the onions not to over power. This was really good. My husband said they were better then the one he had in Boston. I will definitely make this again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! My go-to recipe for lobster rolls. I season the tails with lemon pepper and brush with melted butter and then bake them at 450 for 15 minutes and they come out perfect. I also add chopped green onions to the recipe and make sure to chill the mixture for at least 2-3 hours so the flavors all come through. This is the only way to eat lobster tails, in my opinion. Toasting and buttering the rolls also adds to the wonderful flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
First time making a lobster roll, but I tried this because it seemed simple. I liked it. It was tasty; the lemon was not overwhelming, and I added some minced chives, then put pepper, old bay and seasoned salt on the mixture to add a bit more flavor. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good ! made the recipe yesterday, so easy and very tasty. I will do it again for sure. PS: Have your husband prepare the lobster meat for you : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great easy summer recipe. Especially when lobster is in season and so reasonable (we are paying $4.99/lb right now. I left most of the lemon out because I wanted to savor the lobster taste and the toasted roll was the best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't care for it at all, but I am giving it 3 stars because my husband said it was good, but not great. All I tasted was mayo and lemon, so I couldn't finish mine. I wish I had just eaten the lobster with a little butter. I didn't make my own mayo, I used Hellman's.... maybe that was the problem? item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a fabulous treat for a summer meal. I've made these at least 6 times now and my wife, who recently spent 10 days in Maine said these are much better than any she found there. WOW! Thanks Deen guys. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this today for dinner and it was really good. Will definitely be adding this to the summer quick dinner menu! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good. I added a little fresh dill and it really came alive. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum. Add some chunks of fresh crab meat, a little sugar, and some diced red onions on toasted buttered buns. Delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good...Easy and most of all delicious. Your boys must make you proud on a daily basis Paula. Keep the easy and good stuff coming our way. Every now and them I go to a little store here and they will have lobster tails (5oz on sale for $4.99 I will buy up 20 to 30 and whip up Po' Boys!Great work boys! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This lobster roll recipe is the best. I tweeked it a bit because lobster is pricey in MS. I added some steam seasoned shrimp to the recipe to stretch it. I bought the already steamed and seasoned shrimp and lobster from Kroger.Everyone in my family love it. I will add dill instead of the parsley the next time I make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The taste is so wonderful. My family enjoyed it very much. I did add some crab meat and a little sugar as a personal touch and it was delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just like clam chowder, there are 2 variations of lobster rolls. One is made with melted butter and the other with mayonnaise. I come from the eastern end of Long Island (not Cape Cod, but lobsters are plentiful) where lobster rolls are made with mayo. Never had one made with butter, but it sounds delicious also. Don't knock it till you've tried it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Take a girl from TX who is used to steak, steak, and some enchiladas thrown in for good measure and transplat her to CT. It took me a while to settle in but I was having a New England friend over and I thought it would be fun to try this out as part of a BBQ. Figured if I messed this up, at least the steak would turn out right. I made the recipe to Paula's spec using 1/3 cup Hellmann's mayo (apparently there is something special about that brand in NE) and added in some lemon zest. Spread butter on the insides of potato hot dog buns and placed spread-open on the grill to warm. Once they were ready, I spooned in the lobster salad and we ate. It was every bit of awesome! Think I am supposed to say wicked awesome or something like that but it just doesn't come naturally. There were leftovers and my NE friend asked to take some home with her for a light dinner-- not a bad compliment at all. Will make this again before the summer lobster season is up. Thumbs up Paula. Suppose you could also make something similar with peeled and deveined Gulf shrimp roasted in the oven at 425F for 10 min and then lightly chopped and cooled. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Regarding what "Annamarie" stated... I am a New York native, who has lived in the Boston area, but now living in Connecticut. I'm not saying that what you believe is a Lobster Roll, isn't. But I can tell you that for the 24 years that I've been in the food business, I have always known the Lobster Roll to have mayo as an ingredient. The only difference on Paula's recipe is that she used a regular hot dog bun, whereas the New England hot dog bun is usually used. To confirm, I looked up the great Jasper White, who is very knowledgable on fish &amp; shellfish (many cookbooks), to get his take on it and here is the following from him- (I am only typing in the ingredients (due to space) but get the full recipe at: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14137947/ ) Classic Maine Lobster Roll Jasper White, author of "Lobster at Home" -- Serves 4 or 5 for sandwiches or as a light entree. ? 4 New England-style hot dog buns ? 4 TBS unsalted butter, softened ? 1 recipe Lobster Salad (below) - makes 2 cups ? 4 Boston or bibb lettuce leaves, washed &amp; dried Lobster Salad ? 1 pound fully cooked lobster meat or 5 pounds live lobsters ? 1/2 cup Special Mayonnaise for Lobster or Hellmans ? 2 or 3 small scallions (white &amp; green parts), thinly sliced ? Kosher or sea salt ? Freshly ground black pepper So Annamarie, just for a change from what you're used to, give Paula's recipe a try. You might like it after all. Kathleen, New Canaan, CT. item not reviewed by moderator and published
they are reall easy to make and the kids love them!! very yummy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was excellent. The reviewer before was unfair to rate it low when she never tried the receipe. How can you rate something you never tried. Enjoy it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I live on the southern coast of Connecticut and have made and had every form of Lobster roll! The best way to enjoy this New England classic is Lobster meat with melted butter on a toasted bun...needs nothing else! The lobster says it all! Why mess with a perfect flavor and make it compete with mayo and celery? Come to New England and find out for yourself...best Lobster roll is pure...lobster and butter! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why so violent? Everyone has different tastes. Live and let live. B ) great recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I bet that was awesome. Thanks for the tip about baking your lobster tails. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Boo, no old bay!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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