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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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, & 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
Straight out of Boston, lobsters wash up on the beach on the second high tide after every Nor'Easter. Having said that, if you tried to give me a lobster roll with stalks and leaves as a filler I'd smash you in the kisser with it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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
Boo, no old bay!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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