Recipe courtesy of Bite into Maine

Maine-Style Lobster Roll

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 pound cooked fresh Maine lobster meat, chilled

2 tablespoons mayonnaise, preferably extra heavy (see Cook's Note)

2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more if needed

4 New England-style hot dog rolls (see Cook's Note)

Minced fresh chives, for topping 

1/2 lemon, cut into 4 wedges 

Directions

  1. Cut and tear the lobster meat into large chunks, closely checking for bits of shell. Keep the claws as intact as possible for the best presentation.
  2. In a large bowl, use a spatula to mix the lobster meat with the mayonnaise, coating evenly. The more chilled the mayonnaise, the better it will coat.
  3. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Using a pastry brush, liberally brush the melted butter on both sides of the hot dog rolls and place in the skillet. Toast each side to a golden brown color, using more butter as needed.
  4. Fill each roll with about 4 ounces of the lobster mixture. Sprinkle the tops with chives. Serve with a lemon wedge, which can also be squeezed on top.
  5. Serve immediately--the goal is to serve when you still have a warm, buttery roll with the cool creamy lobster meat. Enjoyed best with a view of the ocean.

Cook’s Note

Extra-heavy mayonnaise, which has extra yolks added, is thicker and richer than regular mayonnaise. New England-style hot dog rolls are split-top rolls with flat sides. If you are unable to find them in your area, try using another roll and slice the sides flat for a greater grilling surface.

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