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Lobster Rolls with Curry Mayonnaise

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 27 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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2 pounds (about 4 cups) grilled lobster meat, cut into 1/2-inch chunks, from 4 (2 to 3-pound) lobsters

1/2 cup celery, cut into 1/4-inch slices

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

1 1/2 cups Curry Mayonnaise, recipe follows

1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

8 hot dog buns

1/4 cup olive oil or unsalted butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small Spanish onion, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, finely diced

3 tablespoons Madras curry powder

1/4 cup cold water

2 cups good quality mayonnaise

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Split the rolls and brush with olive oil or butter. Grill, split-side down, until golden, about 30 to 45 seconds. Fill each roll with some of the lobster salad and serve immediately.
  3. Curry Mayonnaise:
  1. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add curry powder and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add water and cook a few minutes longer. Remove mixture from heat and let cool.
  2. Place curry mixture, mayonnaise and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth; season with salt and pepper,to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.